Iran`s Rouhani calls for unity to face `unprecedented` US pressure

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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a tweet on Sunday John Bolton had planned the U.S. withdrawal from a 2015 nuclear deal and a more aggressive approach even before the USA national security adviser took up his post.

CNN reported on Friday the White House had passed a telephone number to the Swiss for contacting Trump in case Iranian officials wanted to hold talks.

"Our nation ... sees America as unreliable", he said, according to the semi-official Tasnim news agency, echoing a stance Iran has taken since the USA withdrawal from the 2015 deal under which Iran curbed its nuclear program in return for relief from economic sanctions. I don't want to say no, but hopefully that won't happen.

"Of course we would welcome that call". USA officials have observed Iranian-controlled vessels transporting military hardware including missiles, said the official who was speaking on condition of anonymity.

He said the U.S."delivered some messages" to Tehran, but did not offer any details. "They've made a range of statements regarding activities they have threatened to do in order to acquire the entire world to jump", Pompeo said.

Dr Rouhani stressed that people are the basis of the Revolution and all our victories were due to the presence and support of the people, stating, "Without people's support managing the country would not be possible for even one day, so we must provide conditions for more active participation of people and keep them satisfied". That group, which Zarif dubbed the "B team", includes Bolton, the crown princes of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Although EU leaders blame the USA for forcing Tehran to retaliate, it is urging Tehran not to take the steps now threatened since they might be seen as legally breaching the deal's terms.

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"The plot is to push Iran into taking action".

The Trump administration also deployed an aircraft carrier and bomber task force to the Middle East last week, claiming that it was a response to a possible threat to US forces in the region by Iran. However, as analysts noted, U.S. allies and other USA officials including Pompeo and Chief of Naval Operations Navy Adm. John Richardson said the strike group deployment had been planned "for some time now".

The US has deployed an amphibious assault ship and Patriot missile battery to the Middle East in response to what it called a credible threat by Iranian regime forces. Taken together, they "may provoke a response", he warned. "He said America" will wait and watch" what Iran will next. The US president has no military methodology, even in smaller challenges.

Trump said on Thursday that he was ready to speak with Iranian leaders and come to an understanding that would allow the country to improve its economic prospects.

"No talks will be held with the Americans and the Americans will not dare take military action against us", Yadollah Javani, the Guard's deputy head for political affairs, was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency.

Regarding the USA military deployment in the region, well-known Iranian MP Alaeddin Boroujerd told the Tasnim news agency American actions were not new, as these warships "have always been in the region illegally".

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