Iran's Guards commander: US military presence in Gulf is 'an opportunity'


They comprise an end to most uranium enrichment, quitting all support for civic groups from the Middle East along with also the launch of all USA citizens arrested in Iran on just what the administration considers illegitimate motives.

The source said the Swiss likely won't hand over the number unless the Iranians specifically ask for it and it's thought they are highly unlikely to do so.

Iran has dismissed both moves - which the United States said it took after USA intelligence signaled possible preparations by Tehran to attack U.S. forces or interests - as "psychological warfare" created to intimidate it.

On Thursday, Trump offered Iran direct talks, saying its leaders should "call me" and suggesting that America would help to revive the country's economy if it did not "stockpile nuclear weapons".

The US military has deployed forces, including an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers, to the Middle East in a move US officials said was to counter "clear indications" of threats from Iran to its troops in the region.

"Nobody is going to call Trump, and eventually the Americans will be forced to raise the issue of negotiations with Iran in a serious way", he added.

"We have information that you don't want to know about".

On Friday, a senior commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) stressed that Tehran would not engage in talks with the Americans.

Tehran's withdrawal is created to put pressure on Europe to help ease tightening USA economic sanctions, as well as reassure Iranian public opinion the government will resist Donald Trump.

U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the pieces of intelligence that were causing concern included information that Iran had installed missiles on boats.

Yadollah Javani, deputy commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said in turn that Iran had no plans to talk to the United States which he claimed is an "unreliable" negotiating partner.

The #B_Team is at it again: From announcements of naval movements (that actually occurred last month) to dire warnings about so-called "Iranian threats".

Trump may be engaging in a coordinated good cop-bad cop scenario, but people familiar with the matter say the disconnect may be driven in part by differences in Trump's world view and his advisers'.

Iran's Revolutionary Guards have said Tehran will not negotiate its nuclear programme with the United States.

"In the war we didn't have any banking, sales of oil and import-export problems and the only sanctions against us were arms embargoes", the Tehran member of parliament said, during what was billed as an informal meeting with members of different political groups and parties.

US President Donald Trump unilaterally abandoned the nuclear agreement in 2018 and re-imposed sanctions.

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Countries affected by U.S. sanctions have expressed discontent, citing tight market conditions and high fuel prices that harm oil-dependent industries.

An Israeli cabinet minister warned on Sunday of possible direct or proxy Iranian attacks on Israel should the stand-off between Tehran and Washington escalate. France is not happy.

They said that there can be no preconditions before any potential talks.

"Trump's confrontational Middle Eastern policy has exacerbated the tensions between the U.S. and its European allies, because, unlike the situation in Venezuela, Europe would be directly affected".

Washington further tightened sanctions on Iran this month - eliminating waivers that had allowed some countries to buy its oil - with a goal of reducing Tehran's crude exports to zero.

He was correct about that, but supporters of the agreement noted that the United States could continue to punish Iran for its support for militant groups in the Middle East.