US Senator John McCain dies at 81

TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) – A 2008 US presidential nominee, Senator John McCain, notorious for his anti-Iran approach and remarks, passed away on Saturday after a year of grappling with brain cancer.

John McCain, an American senator affiliated with the Republican Party and a 2008 presidential nominee, died on Saturday at 81, suffering brain cancer.

"Senator John Sidney McCain III died at 4:28 p.m. on August 25, 2018," McCain’s office said in a statement. He announced on July 19, 2017, that he had been diagnosed with a glioblastoma, an aggressive type of brain tumor.

In his 36 years in Congress, McCain advocated many ideas which led to his notoriety as a war-monger.

During 2015, McCain strongly opposed the proposed comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear program, saying that Secretary of State Kerry was "delusional" and "giv[ing] away the store" in negotiations with Iran.

McCain supported the Saudi-led military aggression against Yemen saying, "I'm sure civilians die in war. Not nearly as many as the Houthis have executed."

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