White House officials say Trump's overtures are honest.
The deployment of a U.S. aircraft carrier to Iran's regional waters is nothing but psychological warfare and part of a plan to intimidate Tehran, the head of the Revolutionary Guards Corps, Gen Hossein Salami, has told parliamentarians in a closed-door session.
The White House gave the number to Swiss authorities to pass on to Tehran.
The US and Iran do not have an official diplomatic relationship and Switzerland serves as the protecting power for the US in the country.
The Swiss embassy represents U.S. interests in the Islamic Republic, according to the Iranian outlet. In addition, he also gradually cobbled up a national security team that strongly opposed the deal.
The carrier group, along with a deployment of bombers, has been sent to the region to deliver a warning to Iran that the US will not tolerate any moves against its interests in the region.
Here in Bern. According to CNN, the White house should have been contacted shortly after trump's public appeal to Iran to Switzerland.
Chairman of the national security and foreign policy committee, Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, told the state-run IRNA news agency Salami had pointed out that based on studying strategic moves of the US, Iranian analysts did not expect a war against the US. Iran's Shiite theocracy views the presence of USA forces in the region with suspicion, while the USA views Iran's arming and training of forces and proxies throughout the Middle East as a destabilizing force in the region.
"We've seen this reporting", Pompeo said.
Also Sunday, Iran's parliament held a closed session to discuss recent developments in the Persian Gulf, state TV reported.More news: Atishi Marlena, Delhis election candidate breaks down over vicious pamphlet
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Rouhani said Iran, similar to all the challenges it has been subjected to since Imam Ayatollah Khomeini's 1979 revolution, will overcome the threat posed by the Trump regime in US.
Salami was appointed head of the Guards last month. "Accidents, plotted accidents, are possible". This one would do in Bern, probably only if Iran specifically asks for it.
"The Americans know that no other war will bring about their defeat to such an extent and that's why there won't be a war, because war is not part of the US strategy", Heshmatollah Falahatpishe, the head of Iran's parliamentary commission for national security and foreign affairs, said in a speech before lawmakers, according to ISNA.
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'. "But diplomacy with a new language and a new logic".
"In fact, we should have at least started the partial withdrawal from the deal previous year after America withdrew". And we would help put them back into great shape.
But with those officials gone, Bolton has appeared to have a freer hand - leaving some officials at the State Department and the Pentagon mindful of taking steps that would keep him in check.
That letter was penned shortly after Zarif publicly stated that he wants a prisoner swap with the US.
Yes, he believes regime change would be best - but as far as he's concerned, everything is on the table. "All these people that are in prison - inside the United States, on extradition requests from the United States", Zarif told an audience in NY last month. The United States moved due to the increased risk of an Iranian attack, a war-ship and anti-aircraft missile system in the Region.
If they fail, he said, Iran will consider higher levels of enrichment and expand again its nuclear infrastructure, likely making the deal fall apart. This was the second letter that O'Brien has sent to the Iranians in the last few months. "We risk switching to a kind of worldwide anarchy", the minister said in an interview with Le Parisien newspaper.