“We will continue to work to impede Iran’s missile development efforts and use our sanctions authorities to spotlight the foreign suppliers, such as these entities in the People’s Republic of China and Russia that provide missile-related materials and technology to Iran. The sanctions imposed include restrictions on US government procurement, US government assistance, and exports and will be in effect for two years,” he said. … [Read more...] about US imposes sanctions on Russian, Chinese companies for supporting Iran missile programme
G20 2018 trump xi
Who killed?Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zariff has said there are “serious indications” that Israel was involved in the attack. American media have quoted U.S. intelligence sources as saying that the attack was carried out by Israel. In the past 10 years, at least six Iranian scientists [Massoud Ali-Mohammadi, Majid Shahriyari, Fereydoun Abbassi-Davani, Darioush Rezai, Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan and Fakhrizadeh] were killed in bomb and gun attacks in which Israeli hands were suspected. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had called out Fakhrizadeh in a press conference in 2018. “Remember that name, Fakhrizadeh,” he said, when he presented a photograph of the nuclear physicist. … [Read more...] about Explained: What does the killing of nuclear scientist Fakhrizadeh mean for Iran?
Under the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, Iran agreed to curb its nuclear work in return for the lifting of sanctions. Since Mr. Trump withdrew in 2018, U.S. sanctions have been ramped up, driving down Iran’s vital oil exports and crippling the economy. Tehran, meanwhhile, has sped up its nuclear work. … [Read more...] about Iran’s leader promises retaliation for nuclear scientist’s killing
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday accused Israel of assassinating the scientist, who was long suspected by the west of masterminding the secret nuclear programme for the country. “Once again, the wicked hands of the global arrogance, with the usurper Zionist regime as the mercenary, were stained with the blood of a son of this nation,” Rouhani said in a statement published on his official website. … [Read more...] about Iranian scientist killing could trigger serious confrontation with Israel. Here’s why