May 22, 2017

Iran's president fires back at Trump

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President Trump said that Iran "must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon" during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today — and newly reelected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani fired back, per AFP.

  • On Trump's Saudi Arabia visit: Rouhani called it "just a show with no practical or political value of any kind…You can't solve terrorism just by giving your people's money to a superpower."
  • On American foreign policy: "When they attacked Afghanistan, they made a mistake. When they attacked Iraq, they made a mistake. When they imposed sanctions on us, they made a mistake. If you know of a case where America acted correctly, you tell me."
  • On Iran's self-defense: "Our missiles are for our defense and for peace, they are not offensive. Know that while there is a technical need to conduct missile tests, we will do so and we will ask the permission of no one."

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Driving the news: With 60% of precincts counted (slow, but better than Iowa!), Sanders is running away with 46% of delegates — crushing Joe Biden's 20%, Pete Buttigieg's 15%, Sen. Elizabeth Warren's 10% and Sen. Amy Klobuchar's 5%.

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The big picture: The coronavirus has spread to more countries, with both South Korea and Italy stepping up emergency measures amid rising case numbers on Sunday. COVID-19 has killed at least 2,467 people and infected almost 79,000 others, mostly in mainland China.

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