Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 23 January 2020

US-Iran tensions latest updates: US looks to cut Iraq military aid if troops expelled

Follow the latest developments after Iran admitted its military shot down the plane and anti-regime demonstrations flared across the country

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has dismissed plans for a new “Trump deal” to end Tehran’s ambitions for a nuclear weapon as he called on US forces to leave the region.

In a televised speech, Mr Rouhani called for a return to the 2015 nuclear deal, describing the offer of a new agreement as “strange”. He said that US President Donald Trump could not be trusted to keep his promises.

Boris Johnson, the UK prime minister, raised the prospect for a new deal overseen by Donald Trump on Tuesday, a suggestion heartily endorsed by the US president who wants to curtail Iran’s nuclear and missile programme and rein in its regional proxies.

Other developments include:

• Iran's flight downing highlights need for regime change, says former Canadian PM

• Britain’s envoy to Iran leaves Tehran on ‘pre-planned visit'

• Russia urges Gulf states to form common security mechanism

• Why the Afghanistan experience of Esmail Qaani, the man who replaced Suleimani, propelled him to the top job

Updated: January 15, 2020 04:53 PM

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