Germany seeks crisis meeting of European Union foreign ministers

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"We have the power, and God willing we will respond in an appropriate time".

Maas said Germany, the United Kingdom and France will discuss the nuclear agreement with Iran on Monday and will react this week to Tehran's recent announcements.

Iran has vowed to inflict "harsh revenge" on the US after its politicians dramatically opened parliament chanting "death to America" in response to "a declaration of war".

"We can attack the White House itself, we can respond to them on the American soil", he said, according to reports.

Maas has proposed to European Union foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell that a meeting of the bloc's foreign ministers be brought forward to this week to agree on a common approach.

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It comes amid heightened tensions over the killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani by the U.S. in Baghdad.

He added that the government was urgently speaking to its allies about the nuclear deal after Iran said it would abandon limitations on its uranium enrichment. "It is in everyone's interests that the deal remains in place", Mr Johnson's spokesman said.

Iran has declared that it will no longer abide by any of the restrictions imposed by the 2015 nuclear deal.

Those protests came in response to a series of US airstrikes that killed 25 Iranians.

Targeting cultural sites is a war crime under the 1954 Hague Convention for the protection of cultural sites.

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"We've changed our travel advice, we are going to be reinforcing in due course the Royal Navy protection for shipping in the Strait of Hormuz".

Germany's foreign minister said Sunday that he has proposed bringing forward a regular meeting with counterparts from other European Union countries to the coming week amid escalating tensions in the Middle East.

In response to the massive protests in Iraq following the latest USA aerial assault that killed scores of Iraqis, Donald Trump has ordered 750 more US troops to the Middle East and potentially 3,000 more.

Trump tweeted afterwards that his administration had already "targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture".

Iran's Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani told state television the Iraqi parliament's vote means the US military presence in Iraq is considered an occupation.

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Iranian police said more than a million people were on the streets, many sobbing loudly, as they mourned the man who guided Iran's proxy militias overseas, ranging from Hezbollah in Lebanon to armed factions in Iraq, Syria and Yemen.

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