Rouhani condemns US for ‘crimes’ against Iran Sep 27, 2020 0 687 12345 AFPTehranIran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday said people should blame Washington for the “crimes and pressure” facing the country, as waves of US sanctions impact the struggling economy.“They prevented the purchase of medicines and food by imposing unjust, illegal, and inhuman sanctions,” Rouhani said in a televised address.In May 2018, US President Donald Trump withdrew from a landmark deal that gave Iran relief from sanctions in return for UN-verified guarantees that it is not seeking nuclear weapons. Since breaking from the accord, the US has slapped a string of sanctions on Iran that have crippled its economy.“The correct address for all crimes and pressure against the dear Iranian people is Washington DC, the White House,” Rouhani added.He saved particular criticism for US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Rouhani called him “a gentleman who presents himself as the Minister of Foreign Affairs but who is the Minister of Crimes.”Washington’s partners at the UN Security Council have refused to reimpose sanctions and say the US actions are legally unfounded since it left the deal.In a letter dated September 23 and made public on Saturday by the UN, US Ambassador Kelly Craft called on the secretariat to “take the steps necessary to re-establish the Committee established pursuant to Resolution 1737 (2006) and its Panel of Experts” to monitor compliance with international sanctions. RELATED ARTICLES India’s vaccine capacity will help ‘all humanity’: Modi Sep 27, 2020 0 847 CAR president Touadera announces candidacy for December election Sep 27, 2020 0 349 Taliban nix lasting peace before political agreement: US envoy for Afghan peace Sep 27, 2020 0 368 Lebanon’s PM-designate bows out after failing to form cabinet AFP Beirut Lebanon’s premier-designate stepped down on Saturday, saying he had been unable to form a reform-minded government to lift the country out of its worst economic crisis in decades. Lebanon’s last government .. Somali army frees 40 children kidnapped by Al Shabaab MOGADISHU: The Somali army killed 16 Al Shabaab militants in an offensive in lower Shabelle province on Saturday, officials said, in an attempt to free dozens of children. The children had been kidnapped by the Islamist .. Tunisia reports its highest daily coronavirus caseload TUNIS: Tunisia on Saturday confirmed 1,087 new cases of the coronavirus, the North African country’s highest single-day caseload since March. The latest reported cases have taken Tunisia’s total virus caseload to .. Seven killed in blast in rebel-held Syrian area: Monitor DAMASCUS: A car bomb killed at least seven people on Saturday in an area controlled by Turkish troops and their rebel allies in north-east Syria, a war monitor reported. Ten others were injured in the bombing that took .. Jailed Iran rights lawyer ends hunger strike over health concerns AFP Tehran Jailed Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has stopped a hunger strike she began more than 45 days ago due to health concerns, her husband said on Saturday. Sotoudeh, 57, announced she was going on .. 1 killed in clashes with police at Egypt protest AFP CAIRO An Egyptian man was killed overnight on Saturday in clashes between protesters and police during a demonstration in a village south of Cairo against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, family and medical sources ..