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With Interpol Notice For Trump & US Bombers Flying Over The Gulf, US Iran Tensions Are Running High

Jan 09, 2021 12:54 AM IST iVideos iVideos

Iran’s Supreme Leader on Friday banned the government from importing COVID-19 vaccines from the United States and Britain, labelling the Western powers “untrustworthy”, as the infection spreads in the Middle East’s hardest-hit country.
Tensions between Washington and Tehran have risen since 2018, when President Donald Trump abandoned Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal and reimposed sanctions to pressure Tehran into negotiating stricter curbs on its nuclear program, ballistic missile development and support for regional proxy forces. Later, the assassination of Iran’s top military general Qassem Soleimani and nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has further fuelled the rivalry.