Iran will return to the situation before its nuclear deal with world powers unless European countries fulfil their obligations, the spokesman for Iran’s nuclear agency, Behrouz Kamalvandi, said on Monday, according to IRNA news agency.
UK-flagged supertanker Pacific Voyager which halted in the Gulf on Saturday is “safe and well”, a British official told Reuters, after Iran dismissed reports its Revolutionary Guards had seized the vessel.
The crisis over the Iranian downing of an American Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle has cooled somewhat but could flare up at any time. President Trump was right to call off a strike on Iranian facilities, even if his last-minute decision upset the process-oriented Pentagon. It was hardly the first time a president called off a strike just as the military was ready to move: Bill Clinton did exactly the same thing in November 1998, when he called off a missile strike on Iraq.