Iran accused the United States of "unacceptable" escalation of tension, as Washington undertook to continue "the greatest pressure" on the Islamic Republic
Speaking in Tokyo on Thursday, Foreign Minister Yawar Zarif said Tehran was not going to negotiate with Washington but added that she will behave with care after the US recently deployed military equipment to the Gulf region
"We believe that the United States escalation is unacceptable and uninvited," he told reporters in Tokyo where he meets Japanese officials.
"[But] we are completely limiting … despite the United States having withdrawn from JCPOA last month," he added, referring to indicative 201
US President Donald Short last year unilaterally withdrew from an agreement that curbed Iran's nuclear program in exchange for immunity from sanctions and re-imposed criminal measures, which means that Iran was a destabilizing actor in the Middle East.
The US warns government workers to leave Iraq
Since then, the Short Administration has constantly increased pressure on Tehran to include the "blacklist" of Iran's Revolutionary Guard in a "terrorist group" to reduce Iran's oil exports to zero and send a US air carrier and B-52 bombers in the Gulf to respond to an uncertain threat
On Wednesday, the latest escalation in the US announced that it would displace all "unreasonable" workers from Iraq, which neighbors Iran, based on undisclosed "credible and possibly inevitable threats"
. competitors may be in conflict, despite the fact that both parties have publicly stated that they do not have the will of war.
"The Suicide Act"
Between Tension White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said on Thursday that Washington will continue its "biggest pressure" campaign with Iran, adding a US desire to see "behavioral change" from Islamic leadership.
Sanders also refused to respond to reports stating that the White House had contacted Swiss officials to try to establish a communication channel with Tehran. Switzerland represents US diplomatic in Iran, where the US has no embassy.
Instead, she said that Short was ready to respond to any Iranian aggression show, adding: "If they take action, they won't want what he does in response.
Iran also confirmed its right to defend, and on Thursday Zarif described the US campaign of pressure as a "suicide act".
In turn, on Thursday, he reported to journalists in the White House before holding talks with Swiss President Ueli Maure that he hoped the US was not going to conflict with Iran. 19659005] When asked if Washington was going to fight with Tehran, Short replied: "I hope not."
The US President's opponents claimed that his administration's fighters, led by National Security Adviser John Bolton, the Iranian leadership are pushing the country into war
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The world government hastened to urge tension, and some US allies expressed skepticism about Washington calls.
Qatar Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani has recently met his Iranian partner in Tehran to ease the situation, a well-known source familiar with detailed travel information Al Jazeera on Wednesday.
In the rest of the region, Saudi Arabia's state newspaper on Thursday called for "surgical" US strikes against the alleged threat of Iran, the kingdom's regional archive
Arab news published a statement that this week against Saudi Arabian energy targets Iran-backed Houthi insurgents , operating in neighboring Yemen, said another logical step for the US "should be surgical strikes" without specifying what specific goals should be achieved [19659005 The editorial added that "clear" US sanctions "did not give the correct message" to the Islamic Republic, adding: "They have to be hit hard"
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