Russian President Vladimir Putin said the US has fooled the world about Iran's nuclear threat in order to build its missile defence system in Europe.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the country has officially lodged a complaint with the International Court of Justice to reclaim nearly $2 billion in assets seized by the US government.
Amid Riyadh’s recent tensions with Washington and the United Nations, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince and Defence Minister Mohammed bin Salman has travelled to the United States, and is going to meet with President Barack Obama and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
The spokesman of the US State Department says that Iran’s historic nuclear agreement with the permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany (P5+1) allows Western jet manufacturers to trade with Tehran.
In its Monday June 13 issue, Iranian conservative newspaper Javan discussed the recent shooting by an ISIS member on a gay nightclub in Florida’s Orlando, claiming that such attacks are launched by the “Children of Saudi Arabia and the USA”.
The Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR) has condemned the Orlando nightclub mass shooting that left at least 50 people dead and 53 others injured on Sunday, calling it a hate crime.
Abbas-Ali Kadkhodaei, a professor of international law at the University of Tehran, strongly criticized a recent Canadian court ruling to seize Iran’s assets, stressing that such “robbery” is an unprecedented and unacceptable move.
On Saturday June 11, the Iranian Foreign Ministry strongly criticized a Canadian court’s ruling ordering the seizure of Iranian non-diplomatic assets under the pretext of alleged role in terrorist activities.
A court in Canada has issued a verdict giving $13 million of Iran’s non-diplomatic assets to the families of Americans who died in several attacks blamed on Iran.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari said on Monday May 6 that the recent US report on Iran is ‘politicized’ and ‘invalid’ due to its lack of the most obvious facts.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry flatly rejected the US annual report on terrorism, which singled out Iran as a state sponsor of terrorism, saying the US is known as the biggest supporter of terrorist groups and the Israeli regime as “the symbol of state-sponsored terrorism”.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said there is a “psychological barrier” in trade with Iran, stressing that Washington should give international banks reassurances that they can resume business with the Islamic Republic.
Secretary of Iran's National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani announced that Tehran will certainly lodge complaints with international courts contesting the US Supreme Court ruling which authorized the transfer of $2bn of Tehran's frozen assets to the families of the victims of a 1983 bombing in Beirut.
A working group in Iran is preparing a suit to look into the United States’ seizure of Iranian assets, a top Foreign Ministry official said on Sunday May 24.