Home Page - Gulf in the Media
HomePoliticsEconomy                               Set Gulfinthemedia.com as home page
 Print  Send This Page
Save Listen to this Article
Iran has potential to be next N. Korea - Tillerson   

Kuwait News Agency - 20 April, 2017

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Wednesday that Iran, if left "unchecked," could be the next North Korea.

A comprehensive Iran policy requires addressing "all of the threats posed by Iran," he said while Trump administration is conducting an entire review of this policy.

Iran "is the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism, and is responsible for intensifying multiple conflicts and undermining US interests," Tillerson stated.

"An unchecked Iran has the potential to travel the same path as North Korea and take the world along with it.

"A comprehensive Iran policy requires that we address all of the threats posed by Iran and it is clear there are many," he affirmed.

"Iran continues to support the brutal Assad regime in Syria, prolonging a conflict that has killed approximately half-a-million Syrians and displaced millions more. "Iran supports the Assad regime even as it commits atrocities against its own people, including with chemical weapons," he noted.

He added that Iran "spends its treasure and time disrupting peace. Iran continues to have one of the world's worst human rights records -- Iran arbitrarily detains foreigners, including US citizens, on false charges. Several US citizens remain missing or unjustly imprisoned in Iran." "Apart from the abuses inside Iran's own borders, it is the threat it poses to the rest of the world," he stressed.

The US top diplomat stressed that Iran's nuclear "ambitions are a grave risk to international peace and security. It is their habit and posture to use whatever resources they have available to unsettle people and nations." Tillerson indicated that with Iran's latest test of a medium-range ballistic missile, its continued development and proliferation of missile technology "is in defiance of U.N. Security Council Resolution 2231." "The evidence is clear: Iran's provocative actions threaten the United States, the region and the world.

"Once we have finalized our conclusions, we will meet the challenges Iran poses with clarity and conviction," he added.
  Other Top News
UK could join US action in event of new Syria chemical attack -Johnson
Britain would find it difficult to refuse a request for military assistance in Syria from the United States if President Donald Trump decided to take action against Syrian President Bashar Assad over chemical weapons use, foreign minister Boris Johnson said...
Every Iraqi is a Daesh suspect in Mosul
The Iraqi intelligence officer kept barking the same question at the 46-year-old man who was looking nervously at his hands after having escaped Mosul: "Why do you still have a beard?"..
Two Saudi soldiers killed patrolling Yemen border
Two Saudi soldiers were killed on Thursday in a rocket attack near the border with war-torn Yemen, the interior ministry said...
Jailed Bahrain activist on hunger strike
A prominent Bahraini activist jailed for life for his role in anti-government protests has been on hunger strike for two weeks to protest the treatment of prisoners, campaigners said Thursday...
Kuwait underlines necessity of cementing inter-GCC bonds
The State of Kuwait on Thursday underlined necessity of pursuing efforts for cementing the close ties and mutual cooperation among the GCC member states for "achieving security and stability" in this vital region of the world...
Islamic State developing new weapons despite losses
Islamic State militants have developed an improvised explosive device (IED) that can be launched from rifles or dropped from an aerial drone, an arms monitoring group said on Wednesday...
Zarif calls for fight against terrorism, extremism
Zarif made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Speaker of Kyrgyzstan's parliament Chynybai Tursunbekov in Tehran on Wednesday...
Fri Apr 28, 2017| 01-شعبان-1438هـ
Syria expands anti-Daesh operations
Riyadh celebrates first Saudi Women's Day
UAE summons Iran's diplomat
Trump turns up the heat on Iran, but no clear game plan yet
Qatar tops world in BMI index for investment attractiveness
Qaeda kills Yemen police, targeted in US raid
Iran targets $8.6bn of refinery deals with Asia firms
UN chief: Syria dialogue must focus on transition for success
US President Trump strongly supports Iraq - envoy
DGCX traded 1.37m contracts valued at $33b in January
Iran rejects 'baseless' warning from US on missile test
GCC consumers spend $9.3 billion on beauty, personal care products
HM King hails parliament's role
Saudi sentenced 7 years in prison for entering Syria, joining Al-Nusra
AD CP, Emir of Qatar discuss ties
NBK Report on oil markets
GCC Banking Sector Quarterly - 2Q16
    GCC Press Agencies
Day's main stories from the GCC Press Agencies
    GRC Analysis
The Benefits of NATO-GCC Strategic Ties
The GCC and the EU's New Global Strategy
    GRC Commentary
Climate COP 22 in Marrakech Important for the Region
Earth Day 2016: The Promised Day
An Evolving Saudi-US Relationship
    GRC Press Release
Gulf Research Center press releases to the media
    GRC Publications
The GCC and the Global Oil Market in 2016
GCC and Regional Issues
GCC Economies: Vision Plans and Outlook
    GRC Newsletters/Bulletins

Enter your email to get the Newsletter
GRC Publication
Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Terms & Conditions | About Us |
Weather | Qibla Directions | Hijri Date Conversion Tool
Full Page :total time:0  |   45-- 45 Middle Page :0  --   | Right : 45 - 45-nonexist-en--sess-enreq-en-coming