There has been a sharp acceleration in Israeli settlement expansion plans since Trump took office last month, with more than 6,000 new homes announced in less than a fortnight.British Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood warned on Wednesday that the plans made the two-state solution 'much harder to achieve'.But Britain refused to sign the final statement of a Middle East peace conference held in Paris last month that was strongly opposed by Israel.Under the nuclear agreement, most UN sanctions were lifted a year ago.
International sanctions on Tehran were lifted in January last year under a nuclear deal brokered in 2015 by Britain, France, Germany, China, Russia and the United States.
Iran claimed on Wednesday it had tested the new ballistic missile but said it did not breach a nuclear deal reached with six major powers in 2015 or a UN Security Council resolution that endorsed the accord.
Velayati responded by saying: 'Iran does not need permission from any country to defend itself.' The exchange led Trump to take to Twitter once again on Friday to say, 'Iran is playing with fire - they don't appreciate how "kind" President Obama was to them. 'In the latest war of words, Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh echoed Zonour's threats.
He said he welcomed US President Donald Trump's 'insistence on new sanctions against Iran'.'I think other nations should follow suit, certainly responsible nation,' he said as he accused Iran of 'provocation after provocation'.
He said: 'Iran seeks to annihilate Israel, it says so openly, it seeks to conquer the Middle East, it threatens Europe, it threatens the West, it threatens the world.'I'd like to talk to you on how we can ensure that Iran's aggression does not go unanswered.' Netanyahu is a fierce opponent of the deal with world powers, including Britain, in which Iran pledged to curb its nuclear programme in return for sanctions relief.