Iran to give no quarter in stand-off with U.S.: supreme leader

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"It is the United States that left the bargaining table".

"The JCPOA was a trading deal that what Iran gave was much more than what it received, because the other side, particularly after the USA withdrawal from the deal, forgot their obligations", Behrouz Kamalvandi, spokesman of AEOI said.

IAEA inspectors last week confirmed Iran is now enriching uranium to 4.5% fissile purity, above the 3.67% limit set by its deal, the second breach in as many weeks after Tehran exceeded limits on its stock of low-enriched uranium. "And we will not take a military attack lightly".

Asked if he would back the U.S. on military intervention, Mr Johnson said: "I'm going to be very candid with you all tonight: if you say that going to war with Iran now represents a sensible option for us in the west, I just don't believe it is".

Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell, Mogherini's likely successor, echoed her views, saying, "The deviations are not significant enough to think that Iran has definitively broken the agreement".

Under the nuclear deal, negotiated by the Obama administration, Iran agreed to curtail its atomic programme in return for a cut from economic sanctions.

But Zarif is only allowed to travel between the United Nations, the Iranian UN mission, the Iranian UN ambassador's residence, and New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, a U.S. State Department official said.

"Western governments' major vice is their arrogance", Khamenei said.

US sanctions entities and individuals linked to Iran's nuclear program
Navy ship had "destroyed" an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened the ship. Earlier, against the company, restrictions were imposed, reports TASS.

"Moreover, they can't articulate any "day-after" strategy; and contacts with State Department this morning suggest no sort of plan for reaching out to partners and allies, whether in Europe or the region", Darroch said, according to the memo published by the Mail on Sunday.

U.S. -Iranian tensions have worsened since U.S. President Donald Trump decided past year to abandon the nuclear deal under which Iran agreed to curtail its atomic program in return for relief from economic sanctions crippling its economy.

France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Europe had to remain united in trying to preserve the deal, and said Tehran should reverse its decision not to comply with parts of it. "But I believe that people are around him who wouldn't mind", he said.

The hope of most countries is that the USA decides to resume talks with Iran and encourage Iran to limit its uranium enrichment.

Deputy foreign minister Abbas Araqchi said Iran still wanted to salvage the deal but blamed European countries for failing to live up to their own commitments.

Netanyahu's remarks come as European Union foreign ministers are meeting in Brussels, determined to do their part in rescuing the 2015 Iranian Nuclear agreement.

Washington has already made it clear to the European nations and companies that any attempt to circumvent USA sanction against Iran would trigger a tough U.S. response.

In the interview, Zarif called on Washington to halt the export of weapons to regional states. A year later, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced that Tehran was scaling back some of its commitments under the JCPOA.

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