The controversial leader of the radical Chicago-based Nation of Islam movement warned President Trump that the resumption of sanctions on Iran could lead to the destruction of the United States, and defended his participation in a group chant of ‘Death to Israel, Death to America’ earlier this week in Tehran.
Marking the reimposition of Washington’s sanctions on Monday, Tehran carried out air defense drills in a showing of military strength, with Rouhani classifying relations between the U.S. and his country as a “war situation.” He warned that his people must “win” against a “bullying enemy,” and vowed to continue selling oil in defiance of the punitive financial measures.
Ri Yong-ho told the UN General Assembly the sanctions were deepening North Korean mistrust of the US.
Pyongyang has repeatedly appealed for UN and US sanctions to be lifted and has support from Russia and China.
But the Trump Administration has said that sanctions should stay in place until North Korea denuclearises.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed his country will not be brought to heel amid an ongoing diplomatic crisis with the United States.
Protests have broken out in a number of cities this week over the dramatic drop of the country’s currency and other economic problems ahead of the imposition of renewed US sanctions.
Iranian officials are plotting with U.S. allies across the globe to develop a series a measures meant to counter new sanctions by the Trump administration following its abandonment of the landmark nuclear deal, setting up a global economic showdown between America and its allies over their future business dealings with the Islamic Republic.
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Trump has made the decision to withdraw – and his announcement Tuesday afternoon starts a 90-day countdown to the restoration of sanctions. Once sanctions are back on, the US effectively would be out of the deal.
U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday he will designate North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, subjecting the regime to additional sanctions and reinforcing that nation’s status as an international pariah.
Han said North Korea, whose population is 26 million, is a “people-centered socialist country… where protection and promotion of the rights and welfare of the child are given top priority … There is room for improvement.”
But Han said that new sanctions imposed by the United States and the U.N. Security Council over North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile tests were hampering the production of nutritional goods for children and provision of textbooks.
The North’s statement, carried by state media, said the sanctions were caused by a “heinous US plot to isolate and stifle” North Korea.
President Vladimir Putin ordered on Sunday that 755 US diplomats leave Russia, and warned ties with Washington could be gridlocked for a long time following tough new American sanctions.
“Whatever sanctions and pressure may follow, we will not flinch from the road to build up nuclear forces which was chosen to defend the sovereignty of the country and the rights to national existence and will move forward towards the final victory.”