Published: Mon, June 24, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

‘Death to America’: Iran lawmakers chant in Parliament as tensions rise

‘Death to America’: Iran lawmakers chant in Parliament as tensions rise

Trump has described some of his aides as a dove, and others as a hawk - and the president is being more dove-ish on Iran compared to his advisers.

But the mechanism has been dismissed by Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as a "bitter joke".

In May 2018, the USA first announced it would reimpose sanctions after a wind-down period as it withdrew from the 2015 nuclear accord.

"Neither Iran nor any other hostile actor should mistake U.S. prudence and discretion for weakness", said Mr Bolton ahead of a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. The Federal Aviation Administration banned all American civil aircraft from flying over Iranian airspace above the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, claiming "numerous" planes had been in the area when the surveillance craft was shot down. That drone was worth $100 million.

Asked about casualties from a potential strike in response to the unmanned drone, Trump said it would be disproportionate. "I don't want to kill 150 of anything or anybody unless it's absolutely necessary", he told reporters as he left the White House for a weekend at the Camp David presidential retreat.

"Everybody was saying I'm a war monger".

'No one has granted them a hunting license in the Middle East, ' he said of Iran.

"I learned that - if you study theater - a pistol that is brought out in the First Act will apparently be fired in the Third Act (and) we are getting close to the third", he said. "I m a man with common sense, and that s what we need in this country, is common sense". "They know precisely how to find us", Pompeo said.

On Thursday, the Pentagon launched a long-planned cyber attack in retaliation for the oil tanker incidents, Yahoo News reported, citing former intelligence officials.

The United States carried out cyber attacks against Iranian missile control systems in retaliation after Iran shot down a USA surveillance drone, media have reported Saturday.

"There was a plane with 38 people yesterday, did you see that?"

Iran said on Saturday it would respond firmly to any threat against it. 'Sanctions are biting, and more were added last night.

He said the Islamic republic could be a "wealthy" country if it renounced nuclear weapons, amid soaring tensions between the two nations.

Andrew Murrison, the MP for South West Wiltshire who covers the Middle East as part of his brief, will raise United Kingdom and global concerns about Iran's "regional conduct and its threat to cease complying with the nuclear deal to which the United Kingdom remains fully committed" during "frank and constructive" talks with the government in Tehran.

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