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Zarif says the US has become the first govt in UN history to not just violate a binding resolution it itself sponsored, but also punish those that uphold international law.
It’s conceivable someone in Tehran thought firing rockets in the general direction of some Americans would be a good way to commemorate birthday of Soleimani.
Two Americans & a Briton were killed when rockets struck an Iraqi base that hosts coalition personnel for training & advising missions Wednesday.
A fallout of Soleimani assassination, one that many did not anticipate, is the revival of the dreaded Mahdi Army led by Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.
Widespread protests in Iran, sparked by increased fuel prices due to U.S. sanctions, has led to a government imposed internet shutdown.
What the world needs now is an unlikely scenario — an outbreak of peace, or at least “live and let live,” in the Middle East.
As allies & the public remain skeptical, the White House is expected to release images and documents to support its need for a militaristic stance against Iran.
Donald Trump and Hassan Rouhani are responding to pressures at home by lashing out at each other on Twitter.