Iran's foreign minister has renewed accusations that the United States was waging "economic terrorism," on a visit to the United Nations during which Washington has sharply curtailed his movements. After months of soaring tensions, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif came to New York for a UN session on sustainable development, where he denounced unilateral sanctions imposed by President Donald Trump. Iranians are "subjected to the most brutal form of 'economic terrorism' -- deliberately targeting innocent civilians to achieve illegitimate political objectives," Zarif said from the rostrum on Wednesday. The "unlawful, extraterritorial" sanctions "represent the greatest threat to the achievement of sustainable development goals of Iran and many of our neighbours," he said. Trump last year withdrew from a multinational accord negotiated by his predecessor Barack Obama under which Iran drastically scaled back its nuclear program. Trump, a staunch ally of Iran's rivals Saudi Arabia and .
A State Department spokesperson confirmed to CNN Wednesday that the State Department is looking to redirect some funding originally designated for the Northern Triangle -- Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador -- to embattled Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido.
Master brander Donald Trump -- and his fellow Republican elected leaders -- have clearly made a decision that the best chance for him (and them) to win in 2020 is to call Democrats "socialists" at every turn.