Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a news conference in Tehran on Monday. Photo: Reuters

US allies too ‘ashamed’ to join Gulf defence force, Iran says

  • Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif confirmed he had turned down an offer to meet US President Donald Trump last month
  • He went on to blame the US for all the world’s tensions, asking how it could lead such a coalition. ‘An arsonist cannot be a fireman,’ he said.
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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a news conference in Tehran on Monday. Photo: Reuters
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People walk past a mural depicting an Iranian flag in Tehran on Monday. Photo: AFP

Iran says it arrested 17 Iranians allegedly recruited by CIA and has sentenced some to death

  • Iranian intelligence official says those arrested worked on ‘sensitive sites’ in military and nuclear installations and were offered US jobs or visas
  • Trump calls announcement ‘totally false story’ and ‘another lie’ from Iran
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People walk past a mural depicting an Iranian flag in Tehran on Monday. Photo: AFP
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