Trump may send 14,000 troops to Middle East as Iran threat grows

Trump may send 14,000 troops to Middle East as Iran threat grows

"I have to remind the Europeans that it is very good that you have chose to join INSTEX, but as the Americans are claiming that medicines and humanitarian services are not included in sanctions list, you Europeans do not embark on imposing medicine embargo on Iran", Zarif said.

"A question was asked just a little while ago about supporting the people in Iran and are going through a very tough period and we do support them totally and have supported them from the beginning".

"A Swedish company that has been exporting it (wound-dressing for butterfly patients) to Iran, is now unable to continue its trade with us due to the USA sanctions and oppressive behavior".

Experts say the Houthis' relationship with Iran dates back to 2009 during their clashes with the military of Saudi Arabia, the Shiite country's primary regional rival.

His remarks came after France and Germany raised the possibility of triggering a mechanism in the deal that could lead to the reimposition of United Nations sanctions.

Iran's top court announced the ruling after receiving up to 360 complaints from Iranian citizens since President Trump pulled the USA out of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPA), popularly known as the Iran nuclear deal, Newsweek reported Tuesday. Rouhani insisted that "this is contrary to the slogans they (US officials) raise publicly", and expressed Tehran's readiness "to restore relations with Saudi Arabia and overcome past disputes".

Other rights groups and sources inside Iran said the death toll was close to 400.

"When I was in NY, I said if US President Trump removed the sanctions, I would meet with him in an hour", said Rouhani, referring to his recent trip to NY for the UN General Assembly meeting.

Asked about a possible troop increase, Trump told reporters Thursday that, "We'll announce whether we will or not".

"The faster these cases are considered, the better and those who are suspected of being close to any group should be dealt with in a way that is closer to Islamic mercy", Khamenei said, according to IRNA. The text states that the Iranian missiles program is inconsistent with a resolution of the major world organization which supported the nuclear agreement achieved in 2015 between Tehran and six world powers.

Demonstrations erupted in Iran on November 15 against the unexpected decision to raise the price of petrol by as much as 200 percent.

Amnesty International said it had documented at least 106 deaths of protestors by security forces, making it the worst street unrest in Tehran since the 1979 Islamic revolution.

Iran's judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili on Tuesday rejected as "utter lies" unofficial casualty figures given by "hostile groups" based overseas.

On Monday night, Iran's state-run IRTV2 channel broadcast a report confirming that there were fatalities during the unrest, but did not give any figures.

The authorities have not yet released any overall casualty figures. That's almost 90 cents a gallon.

The Journal, citing anonymous USA officials, reported late Wednesday that the Trump administration "is considering a significant expansion of the US military footprint in the Middle East to counter Iran, including dozens more ships, other military hardware, and as many as 14,000 additional troops".

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