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American forces will get a heavy response if they cause trouble in a gulf that is historically linked to Persia, not to the US, Tehran has warned, a week after Trump vowed to “shoot and destroy” its ships in the troubled waters.
Tehran will not be the instigator of hostilities with the US in the region, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has said. The countries traded military threats earlier this week.
The UN Security Council's resolution on Iran's nuclear program does not ban it from the peaceful exploration of space, a Russian foreign ministry spokesperson has said.
Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has slammed American forces for acting in a “provoking” manner towards Iranian sailors in the Persian Gulf, where the US has no business being.
Iran will not hesitate to retaliate against the US Navy if it attacks any Iranian vessel, Tehran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander has warned, responding to a similar threat by Trump.
The price of a barrel of Brent crude oil has climbed by more than 10 percent to $22.50 (ICE) on Thursday amid renewed military tensions between the US and Iran.
Strangled by America’s maximum pressure campaign, Iran was still able to send a military satellite into orbit, spelling the start of its space era. But from the US, the achievement will be met with only one thing: more sanctions.
Neither Washington nor Tehran are looking for war, and Trump ordering the US Navy to destroy "harassing” Iranian vessels was likely an attempt to flex his muscles and send a signal to the oil markets, analysts have told RT.
The US should focus its efforts on fighting the coronavirus instead of provoking Iran, a spokesman for the country’s military has said. Earlier, President Donald Trump threatened to “shoot down and destroy” Iranian warships.