The head of Iran’s parliamentary Commission on Foreign Policy and National Security, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, threatened the Trump administration regarding the release of documents related to the Iran nuclear deal. He said that if President Trump’s administration released any of the documents to the public it would constitute a violation.
He said: “If Trump wants to publish confidential documents exchanged between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency, it will in fact constitute a violation of the agency’s obligations, because the agency has been committed not to make Iran’s confidential nuclear information and documents available to any country, including the US.”
Shortly before a scheduled visit to Cairo, the President of Lebanon, Michel Aoun was speaking in an interview with Al-Ahram news agency. He was asked about the country’s relations with Iran and Turkey. He said: “These countries must maintain special relations because there are many mutual interests.”
He was then asked whether he would have his country serve as a “bridge for a Gulf-Iranian or Arab-Iranian understanding”. President Aoun replied: “Why not? Trying is better (than doing nothing) as at least there is the honor of trying.”
Last month the US put Iran “on notice” after it test-fired ballistic missiles. Two months later more sanctions were placed on 25 entities and individuals that are involved in the country’s weapons procurement. Iran, in a bold response this week, conducted another missile test in complete defiance of warnings from the US.
The Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei tried to deflect from the evident concern among the leaders of Iran and said: “No enemy can paralyze the Iranian nation. [Trump] says ‘you should be afraid of me.’ No!”
The new US President and his administration have made no secret about its opinions of Iran’s clerical regime and the Iran nuclear deal that was signed during President Obama’s time in office.
James Mattis, the US Secretary of Defense, said that Iran spreads and sponsors terrorism across the region and further and the White House declared that military action is still on the table when it comes to confronting Iran’s aggressiveness.
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