Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan threatens to suspend diplomatic ties with the UAE and withdraw its ambassador • The deal is “one hundred percent wrong and condemned,” says Iranian premier.
“Today’s situation is not suitable for talks, and our choice is resistance only,” said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, according to the state news agency IRNA.
Even before the latest tensions began, Israel’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau released its annual spring travel advisory containing a summary of key threats to Israeli citizens and Jews abroad, in addition to recommendations about how to stay safe.
In the Middle East, Iran is in a regional struggle with the United States, which it believes is becoming increasingly isolated in international affairs.
Iraqi President Barham Salih also said that Iraq was working to make sure that US sanctions on Iran, that might potentially reduce Iran-Iraq trade, would not damage Iran.
Sky News Arabia reports Hezbollah putting off payments to members, with some in organization receiving only 60 percent of their salaries.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told state television, “if someday, the United States decides to block Iran’s oil [exports], no oil will be exported from the Persian Gulf.”
Iran’s allegedly “moderate” President Hassan Rouhani has called Israel a “cancerous tumor.” He doubled down by suggesting that Israel was a “fake regime” established by Western countries. This moderate language seems suspiciously similar to the supposedly hard-line Ayatollah Khamenei. It perfectly exemplifies the fine line between moderates and hard-liners in Iran.
U.S. President Donald Trump called for Iran’s continued international isolation during his combative address at United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. It prompted a response from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that the United States sought to topple his government.
A final Syrian offensive may end the civil war but at the expense of turning the region in a “lake of blood”.