Iran Will ‘Officially End’ If It Fights US: Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump has threatened Iran of dire consequences if the country wants to wage a war with the United States. ‘Never threaten the United States’, Trump tweeted on Sunday.
Trump’s tweet comes a day after he sought to soften his tone over issues with Iran. Tensions between the two countries have heightened as Washington’s sudden deployment of bombers and an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf over still-unspecified threats has raised eyebrows.
Earlier this month, Iran scrapped two commitments to it citing US sanctions. President Hassan Rouhani said that he would keep the enriched uranium stocks in the country instead of selling them abroad. According to the deal, Iran is required to sell the excess abroad.
Rouhani also threatened to produce more-highly-enriched uranium in 60 days if the signatories, including France, Germany, Russia, China and the United Kingdom (UK), don’t act to protect Iran from US and its sanctions.
Two Saudi Arabian oil tankers were damaged in a ‘sabotage attack’ off the coast of the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, Saudi authorities said last week on Monday.
Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said that two vessels were attacked off the coast of the UAE. One of the tankers was carrying Saudi crude oil that was to be delivered to state-owned oil company Saudi Aramco’s customers in the United States.
The statement came hours after Iranian media has falsely reported of an explosion at the city’s port. The Saudi authorities have not said anything about who could be involved in the attack. They said that no casualties were reported, but the vessel structure received severe damage.