Europe will be a difficult market for Iran to tap into, as Russia continues to dominate the European energy market.
In Saudi Arabia and later Qatar, Tillerson denounced Iran’s “malign behaviour” and urged nations of the region and elsewhere, notably Europe, to join the administration to halt any business they do with Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard Corps.
A dozen armoured vehicles arrived at the city’s provincial government headquarters and took up positions nearby, alongside local police. They pulled down the Kurdish flag and left the Iraqi flag flying.
Pakistan shares a 900-kilometre-long border with Iran which in the recent months has expressed concern over militants operating along the Pakistani border.
In a statement released on Saturday, Netanyahu praised what he called a “courageous decision.”
Mohammad Khatami is considered to have played a key role in Hassan Rouhani’s ascension to the presidency in 2013 and 2017, apparently convincing reformist challenger Mohammad Reza Aref to step aside.
Zarif is to meet Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani.
Germany, one of the few Western countries with a permanent embassy in Pyongyang, has advocated peaceful approaches to de-escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula and criticised some of Trump’s more bellicose rhetoric regarding the potential nuclear flashpoint.
Iran, Turkey, Iraq and the US have rejected the results of referendum in the Kurdish region, which voted for independence on September 25.
The referendum was condemned by neighboring Turkey and Iran, which fear it will embolden independence demands by their Kurdish populations.
The missile was launched from an unknown location in Iran and a few hours after it was shown during the parade, the Iranian television channel Press TV released a video of the launch, on Saturday.
Iran does not provide official figures on executions, but human rights group Amnesty International says it was among the world’s top five executioners in 2016, with most of its hangings related to drug trafficking.
Under the agreement between Iran and six major powers – Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States – the Iranian government agreed to restrict its nuclear program in return for western countries loosening economic sanctions.
A senior Iranian diplomat and a former nuclear negotiator said he believed the Europeans had no intention in following Trump’s overtly aggressive Iran policy. “They are wise. Look at the region. Crisis everywhere. From Iraq to Lebanon,” the diplomat said.
“The Iranian nation is standing firm and any wrong move by the domineering regime regarding the (nuclear accord) will face the reaction of the Islamic Republic,” state television quoted Ayatollah Khamenei as saying on Sunday.