US Deploys More Troops To Middle East, Blames Iran For Tanker Attacks
Saturday, May 25, 2019, 1:30 PM
The US announced the deployment of 1,500 troops to the Middle East, describing it as an effort to bolster defenses against Iran as it accused the country's Revolutionary Guards of direct responsibility for this month's tanker attacks. The deployments, decried by Iran as escalatory, have come amid freeze in direct-communication between US and Iran that has raised concerns about the increasing risk of an-inadvertent-conflict.
No Talks With US 'Under Any Circumstances': Iran
Friday, May 24, 2019, 7:55 PM
Iran will not hold talks with the US "under any circumstances" while the rights of the Islamic republic are not respected, said an official quoted by state-media. "We have said clearly... as-long-as the rights of our nation are not satisfied, as-long-as words don't change into action, our path will stay the same as now," said Keyvan Khosravi, spokesman of the Supreme National Security Council.
US An "Oath-Breaker", Says Iran President Hassan Rouhani
Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 7:47 PM
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani slammed his critics defending political achievements of landmark 2015 nuclear-deal and calling the US an "oath-breaker". "One should not condemn government or great Islamic system instead of America this is greatest damage that can be done," he said on state TV. President Trump withdrew Washington from the deal technically called CPOA last May, reimposing punishing sanctions on the Islamic Republic.