The Iranian foreign minister has strongly slammed the UK’s right-wing Tory government’s move to classify Palestine’s historic resistance movement Hamas as a “terrorist organization,” emphasizing that the Palestinian nation’s rights cannot be infringed on by falsifying facts. “We strongly reject the United Kingdom’s decision to designate HAMAS as a terrorist organization. The rights of Palestinians cannot be violated by falsifying facts. The only political answer for Palestine is to organize a referendum among all indigenous citizens,” Hossein Amir-Abdollahian stated in a message posted on his official Twitter account on Friday night.
Nuclear disarmament and peace activists applauded an Iranian official’s declaration on Wednesday that his nation will re-join discussions aimed at resurrecting the Obama-era nuclear agreement, which former US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from in 2018. Iran’s new nuclear negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani, tweeted that he “had a very serious and constructive dialogue” with Enrique Mora, a top European Union official, and that they had agreed “to start negotiations before the end of November.”
According to a new research, the US military’s drone attack that murdered Iran’s Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani in early 2020, among other contentious targeted assassinations, was likely carried out from a clandestine UK intelligence facility. According to the research, it was “highly probable” that the targeted killing of General Soleimani — who led the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) — was planned using information obtained from the UK Royal Air Force’s Menwith Hill intelligence base in Yorkshire.