Trump tells Iran 'never, ever threaten' U.S. after Rouhani's war talk

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Earlier Sunday, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani had warned Trump not to "play with the lion's tail," saying that conflict with Iran would be the "mother of all wars".

Trump's tweet doesn't appear to have been prompted by any notable shift in rhetoric from Iran.

The report quoted Mr Rouhani as saying that "American must understand well that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace and war with Iran is the mother of all wars".

The U.S. administration is ratcheting up pressure on Tehran since Trump in May pulled the United States out of the 2015 nuclear deal and reimposed sanctions against Iran.

Iran is facing the prospect of fresh United States sanctions after Trump withdrew from the Iran Nuclear Deal, an agreement he had previously labelled the "worst deal in history".

"America should know that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace, and war with Iran is the mother of all wars", Rouhani also reportedly added. "You are unable to provoke the Iranian nation against Iran's security and interests", Rouhani underlined.

A U.S. State Department Twitter account has also been set up in Farsi, and propagates articles and messages that are critical of Tehran.

Iran's state news agency said the tweet was typical of Trump's "bullying words".

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said at the weekend that the USA was not afraid to sanction top-ranking leaders of the "nightmare" Iranian regime, pursuing a strategy aimed at Iranian compliance with stringent U.S. demands.




"Mr. Trump, don't talk with the most nervous people in the world with caps lock on", Tehran-based Hamid said on Twitter.

It also showed the widening gulf between the United States and other world powers that were part of the nuclear accord, which eased worldwide economic pressures on Iran in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program.

This time, he is addressing it to Iran - and you can tell he means it because it's ALL IN CAPITALS.

Trumps eruption on Twitter came after a week of heavy controversy about Russian meddling in the US 2016 election, following the Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

One of Trump's many criticisms of the accord was that it did not do enough to limit Iran from its alleged funding of extremism groups throughout the Middle East.

Rouhani scoffed at Trump's threat to halt Iranian oil exports and said Iran has a dominant position in the Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, a major oil shipping waterway.

The Trump administration initially planned to shut Iran out of global oil markets completely, demanding all other countries stop buying Iranian crude by November. And Iranians have heard them -albeit more civilized ones_for 40 yrs.

Earlier, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo launched his own rhetorical assault on Iran's leaders, promising unspecified backing for Iranians unhappy with their government. Potentially that would escalate the very situation the nuclear deal sought to avoid — an Iran with a stockpile of enriched uranium that could lead to making atomic bombs.

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