The United States plans to announce new targeted sanctions against Russia over Moscow's support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Iran’s central bank has announced a ban on the sale of foreign currencies at exchange bureaus.
A host of Iranian leaders and officials have condemned the Western missile attack on Syrian targets in retaliation for the use of chemical weapons by Bashar Assad's forces.
An unmanned Iranian aircraft shot down in February in Israeli airspace was armed with explosives and on a mission to attack the Jewish state, Israel's military has claimed.
A high-ranking representative of Iran's supreme leader has said that if Israel gives Iran an excuse, “we will flatten Tel Aviv and Haifa”.
The United States and Russia have sparred at a UN Security Council emergency meeting over possible Western military strikes in Syria as the UN chief called on world powers to "act responsibly" and warned of a new Cold War.