US-Iran tentions

Added On May 18, 2019

Senior Iranian officials have ruled out the likelihood of negotiating the sanction pressures with the United States.
According to local media on Thursday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called the U.S. government a "bully", trying to force other countries to do something "illegal."
He said there is not any prospect of negotiation with the United States.
The Iranian foreign minister referred to the U.S. sanction pressures against the Islamic republic as "economic terrorism, pure and simple."
Meanwhile, U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday held back from further escalating tension with Iran.
When asked by a reporter at the White House about whether the United States was going to war with Iran, Trump replied "I hope not."
Over the recent weeks, Washington has ratcheted up pressure against Iran with a series of sanctions, designations and military threats.