Published: Thu, August 09, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

U.S. general slams leader of Iran's Quds Force

U.S. general slams leader of Iran's Quds Force

The Commander-in-Chief's stark warning comes on the heels of his administration's decision to re-impose tough penalties on the Islamic Republic just months after the U.S. withdrew from the botched nuclear agreement.

"With regard to our situation do not be anxious at all".

"North Korea's top diplomat Ri Yong-ho held talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran on Wednesday, .as the two countries look to bolster their already-strong bilateral relations".

In a commentary published by the Guardian on Wednesday, Khoshroo stressed that by ditching the nuclear deal with Iran and sanctioning countries engaged in business transactions with the country, the USA is violating UNSC Resolution 2231.

Iran's currency has been in steady decline since the start of the year as the country anxiously awaits the re-imposition of full United States sanctions, trading at record lows and losing almost two-thirds of its value against the dollar. "Our crews that are on board our ships are well rehearsed, well prepared by the U.S. Navy when they come into our area", Votel said.

But the second tranche of sanctions, which kicks in on November 5 and targets Iran's vital oil sector, could be far more damaging - even if several key customers such as China, India and Turkey have refused to significantly cut their purchases.

The US is making history not just by violating a United Nations security council resolution it voted for three years ago, but also by penalising countries who stick to the same unanimous resolution, the Iranian ambassador to the UN has claimed.

"The U.S.is considered an uncertain and unaccountable country in the world that does not comply with its commitments", he said.

European countries, hoping to persuade Tehran to continue to respect the deal, have promised to try to lessen the blow of sanctions and to urge their firms not to pull out.

Turkey, however, said it would continue to buy natural gas from Iran.

Thousands of Iranians have rallied in recent days to protest mounting unemployment and a dramatic drop in the currency, blaming the regime-not the United States-for months of economic turmoil, a Politico reporter said Wednesday.

Rouhani hinted last month that Iran could block the Strait of Hormuz, a major oil shipping route, if the USA attempted to stop the Islamic Republic's oil exports.

When talking about Iran's right to the Strait of Hormuz, Rouhani had commented that Americans "should know that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace, and war with Iran is the mother of all wars".

On Monday, Rouhani said Iran was ready to enter talks with the USA if Washington compensated the country for past damages.

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