Trump Threatens Iran, Warns of Dire 'Consequences'

Trump Threatens Iran, Warns of Dire 'Consequences'

Yet animosity directed at the Iranian leadership is an established part of the administration's broader foreign policy. While the media and Democrats used this tweet to suggest Trump was unhinged and unsafe, this response was far from unprovoked.

"Peace with Iran would be the mother of all peace and war with Iran would be the mother of all wars", Rouhani added for good measure.

"The President's been, I think, pretty strong since day one in his language toward Iran".

It is unclear whether the European Union can salvage the nuclear deal without the support of the United State, which is taking a hardline approach on the Gulf nation.

Reuters reports that the Trump administration has used speeches and online media as a means to pressure Iran into ending its nuclear programme.

Mr Rouhani warned Mr Trump to stop "playing with the lion's tail" and threatening Iran, "or else you will regret it".

Prominent Iranian analyst Seed Leilaz downplayed the war of words, describing it as "the storm before the calm".

Seed Leilaz told The Associated Press on Monday that he isn't "worried about the remarks and tweets", which he described as propaganda.


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In light of these protests and 40 years of regime tyranny, I have a message for the people of Iran: "The United States hears you", he said.

Gheibparvar's comments were reported by the semi-official ISNA news agency. "The United States is with you".

Rouhani left open the possibility of peace between the two countries, at odds since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

However, Trump announced the US' withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or the Iran nuclear deal in May, which limited the country's uranium enrichment in exchange for sanctions relief. "Be cautious!" Trump wrote.

Rouhani had said Sunday 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".

But the United States has somewhat eased its stance, saying it may grant sanction waivers to some allies that are particularly reliant on Iranian supplies.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says President Donald Trump's tweet on Iran is a sign he is desperate to distract Americans from last week's summit meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin.

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