Tag: military tensions
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's comments come a day after Pakistan accused India of using illegal cluster bombs, in the disputed Kashmir region.
Kashmir has surged back into the spotlight in recent days, just months after a deadly militant attack on an Indian paramilitary convoy.
It is the first US military engagement with Iran following a series of increasingly serious incidents.
The US on Tuesday launches a conference in Manama unveiling the economic aspects of a broader plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace.
Investment havens such as gold and the Japanese yen are gaining attention, with the latter reaching a near six-year high.
Iran insists the drone violated Iranian airspace near the Strait of Hormuz, but the Pentagon denies it entered Iranian territory.
The four countries also raised concerns about an attack by Yemen's Huthi rebels on a civilian airport in Saudi Arabia and recent sabotage of ships.
Iran foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi says it is still unclear what the new sanctions are and what they want to target.
Worries about a confrontation between Iran and the US have mounted despite President Donald Trump saying he has no appetite to go to war with Iran.
Despite crude’s recent rally, a prolonged US-China trade war has dented the demand outlook.
The denial follows a foreign media report which said Oman relayed a message from US President Donald Trump warning of an imminent US attack.
The emergency order comes after Iran shot down a high-altitude US drone with a surface-to-air missile.
Worries over possible military strikes persist, and the MSCI world equity index fell from a seven-week high, driven mostly by weakness in Asian stocks.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared to soften the US stance somewhat on Sunday following weeks of escalating tensions with Tehran.