Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, has shrugged off the US’ war rhetoric against Iran, reassuring the nation that there will be no war coming, nor will Iran sit for talks with the untrustworthy US.
Iranian Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi says the recent remarks by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on his country’s compliance with the US sanctions on Iran will have no impact on bilateral ties between the two neighbouring countries.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned North Korea against trusting the US, saying that the Trump administration is unreliable and leaves international agreements unilaterally.
Abdolnasser Hemmati, the newly-appointed governor of Iran’s Central Bank, unveiled a package of measures to rein in the recent turbulence in foreign currency market in Iran.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week urged the world to “help” the children and teenagers of Iran who, he said, are being oppressed by the Iranian government, but the world still remembers the bitter stories of numerous Palestinian kids oppressed by the Israeli regime during the past decades.
Remarks by US President Donald Trump that he is ready for unconditional talks with Iran have received mixed responses in Iran with some arguing for the need for direct communications between the two arch-foes and others expressing pessimism the US is honest in its request for talks.
The Iranian Parliament’s National Security Commission is mulling over a plan to abolish the compulsory enlistment of Iranian men above 18 years of age in the military service, and to introduce an alternative plan that would make the army professional.
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.
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 Trump administration is engaged in intensive talks to persuade its European, Asian, and Middle Eastern allies to go along with US sanctions on Iran in a bid to increase pressure on Tehran, but it has yet to convince Turkey, a very important player in the region, to comply with its decision.