Iran’s top lawmaker Ali Larijani says a package developed by the European Union as part of its efforts to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal is “sensible” at the macro level, signaling Iran’s willingness to keep up fulfilling its JCPOA obligations.
James Stavridis, a retired US Navy admiral and former military commander of NATO, says Iran’s threat to close the Strait of Hormuz must be taken seriously by the US, because reopening it would be a longer process than many people suspect.
The International Court of Justice said it will hold hearings next month to hear a lawsuit brought by Iran against the US for breaching the 1955 Treaty of Amity by re-imposing sanctions.
Chief commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Ja’fari says Iran does not take military threats against it seriously, because a war on the country would have huge costs for its enemies.
Yemen’s Ansarullah movement has threatened to step up its attacks against Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, warning the United Nations that the scope of the war may spread to other parts of the world if it is not stopped.
As the war of words has escalated between Tehran and Washington within the past few days, many experts believe that threats made by the US are largely aimed at distracting people from the case of Russian interference in US presidential election in 2016 and to increase economic pressure on Iran.
A top Zoroastrian cleric in Iran’s Isfahan province has dismissed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s claims that religious minorities in Iran do not have freedom, saying that such statements are futile and groundless.
A senior Iranian expert says the ICJ’s recent letter to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him not to take any further actions regarding anti-Iran sanctions shows the Islamic Republic is on the brink of achieving an historic legal victory over the United States.
IRGC Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani has harshly responded to the US President’s anti-Iran threats amid an increasingly escalating war of words between the two sides.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry has refuted the “ridiculous and scandalous” allegations made by the Saudi Ambassador to the US against Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.