Iran on Tuesday responded to US sanctions of its Supreme Leader, called the move the “end of diplomacy” between the two countries, Reuters reported.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday, planning to discuss a global coalition against the Islamic Republic of Iran.
British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Sunday his country is “almost certain” that Tehran targeted the two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week.
The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) imposed on Wednesday new sanctions against Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force financial conduit, South Wealth Resource Company (SWRC) based in Iraq.
US President Donald Trump told reporters on Thursday that France share the same stand with his country when it comes to Iran’s nuclear issue.
Saudi Arabia’s king Salman has raised his concern on Saturday over pro-Iranian groups who attacked Saudi oil facilities last month, calling it a real threat to the global oil supplies and regional security, Reuters reported.
The United States signed on Wednesday a mutual defence cooperation agreement with the United Arab Emirates as tensions raised with Tehran, Aljazeera reported.
A top Iranian official said his country will, “step by step,” scale back its commitments under 2015 nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
British Foreign Secretary warned Iran not to miscalculate the situation by provoking Americans because if US interests were attacked then Washington will react, Reuters reported on Monday.
Riyadh has called on Saturday for emergency meetings of the regional Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League aim at discussing Iran threats and tensions, the Kingdom’s official news agency reported.