“Message of power and resistance of Iranian nation was conveyed to them”. Ex-British navy chief, meanwhile, cautions Americans would need million or more soldiers to occupy Iran. Warns of Iraq War-style quagmire.
If the move is confirmed it would fly in the face of aggressive rhetoric from Ankara in which it has said the US cannot deny it the right to import energy shipments from its neighbour.
Iranian president says Trump’s approach to tensions means "today’s situation is not suitable for talks and our choice is resistance only".
Since the Stuxnet virus wrought havoc at its Natanz nuclear site, Iranian university scientists have stepped up efforts to protect industry and infrastructure.
Moves are minor but indicate that in several weeks' time accord could start to unravel if Europe does not do more to protect Iranian economy from punishing US sanctions attack.
Trump and Iran’s Khamenei were on May 14 among many taking on the question of whether a military showdown between the US and the Islamic Republic is on the cards.
Hemmati, who accused European officials of "threadbare" remarks, wants to see EU companies buying Iranian oil and exporters in the bloc trading with the Islamic Republic. But move would be a defiance of US sanctions.
Tehran says attacks are “worrisome and dreadful”. Iranian MP says “saboteurs from a third country who seek instability in the region” could be the guilty party.
Revolutionary Guard says no negotiations will be held with “unreliable Americans”. Adds US “will not dare take military action against us”.
Tehran has given Europe 60 days to help protect its oil and banking industries from Trump sanctions.
Iranians place a slow-ticking time bomb under nuclear deal but hand Europeans very clear instructions on how to defuse it.
Washington’s assault on oil exports and civilian nuclear energy, designation of elite Iranian troops as “terrorist” and dispatch of an aircraft carrier drawing a response from Tehran.
Petrol so cheap that authorities may bring in price hikes to curb smuggling to neighbouring countries.
Turkey tells US it is not possible for it to quickly diversify to alternative supplies. India adopts a softer position, China keeps cards close to chest.
Vessel seen making hard turn. Jitters surround Iran’s crude exports with US set to start drive to force them to zero on May 2.
Russia’s expenditure falls for a second year, even though Moscow fears are driving defence outlays elsewhere. Turkey committed a league-topping 24% more while Iran spent 9.5% less on its armed forces as US tightened economic noose.
In message to Iranian tech websites company says it “highly values its family of fans and consumers” in the country.
Ankara has fraught relations with two countries Washington says it should rely on and is opposed to harsh US approach to Tehran. Turkish foreign minister notes Iran’s crude is cheaper.