June 25, 2019
Iran’s ambassador to Japan is seeking international support to ease Mideast tensions and demands Washington stop hostilities toward Tehran
Morteza Rahmani Movahed said on Monday in Tokyo that Iran faces alleged U.S. “economic terrorism” and suspected sabotage attempts in the Persian Gulf. He urged the international community to help ease the tensions in the region by forming a consensus to stop the alleged U.S. hostility.
President Donald Trump last year withdrew from Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and has imposed sanctions. Iran has threatened to break from the deal unless Europe mitigates what Tehran calls Trump’s “economic warfare.”
Iran accuses the U.S. of aiming to cripple Iran’s economy and forcing policy changes. Tensions spiked last week after Iran downed an unmanned U.S. military aircraft.