United States authorities give the green light to human trials of an Ebola drug said to have worked during tests on monkeys.
Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps issues a statement warning regional countries not to allow the United States military to launch attacks on Iran from their territory or they "will be targeted".
The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to end a Jackson–Vanik amendment, long-standing trade restriction with Russia. Also Magnitsky Law was adopted instead, it requires the United States to place financial and visa restrictions on a list of officials associated with the torture and death, three years ago, of Sergei Magnitsky. ([https:--www.washingtonpost.com-world-europe-russia-chafes-as-house-passes-magnitsky-bill-2012-11-16-b589e544-300f-11e2-a30e-5ca76eeec857_story.html Washington Post])
US businessman Donald Trump offers to buy out one of the major investors in the Park51 site in New York City where a Muslim group wanted to build a 13-story Islamic centre and mosque. [http:--www.startribune.com-business-102567884.html?elr=KArks:DCiU1OiP:DiiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUU (AP via "Minneapolis Star-Tribune")]date=August 2019
President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad asks that the United States stop using what he describes as "cowboy logic" if it wants to engage in dialogue with Iran over its nuclear programme, adding that he would support negotiations.