February 5, 2020 / 1:30 PM / in 16 days

Iran's president says America is a terrorist and commits terrorist acts

DUBAI, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday said America was a terrorist and comitted terrorist acts, in a speech broadcast live on state TV, pointing to economic sanctions.

Tensions have spiked between Iran and the United States since top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Baghdad on Jan. 3, prompting the Islamic Republic to retaliate with a missile attack against a U.S. base in Iraq days later. (Reporting By Babak Dehghanpisheh; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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