The more likely scenarios are that Tehran would revert to nuclear enrichment and follow Ayatollah Khamenei’s call for 'maximum pressure' on the US.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, on Sunday backed the government's decision to raise gasoline prices and called angry protesters who have been setting fire to public property over the hike "thugs."
The two archrivals have recently been firing off salvos against each other, increasing tension not only in the Gulf but also around the world.
"No talks will be held with the Americans and the Americans will not dare take military action against us," Yadollah Javani, the elite force's deputy head for political affairs, was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency.
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says it was “ludicrous” for Iran to suggest US has anything to do with Saturday’s parade attack in southwestern city of Ahvaz in which at least 25 people were killed.
Iran confirmed earlier reports that it had tested a new missile on Sunday.
Russia on Wednesday launched a second round of air strikes against Syrian militants from an Iranian air base
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