Trump tells Iran 'never, ever threaten' USA after Rouhani's war talk

Trump tells Iran 'never, ever threaten' USA after Rouhani's war talk

The head of Iran's Basij militia on Monday dismissed Trump's threats as "psychological warfare", local media reported.

U.S. national security advisor John Bolton revealed Trump told him Iran will face a response like "few countries have ever seen before".

The particularly harsh language - even by Trump's standards - in the President's tweet surprised many Middle East watchers, including CNN military analyst Rick Francona.

In all caps, Trump told Rouhani to never threaten the USA again or face historic consequences.

Others simply rewrote President Trump's tweet with song lyrics.

"BE CAUTIOUS!" Trump's threat came just hours after President Rouhani warned the USA against attacking Iran, saying, "War with Iran is the mother of all wars".

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

"America should know that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace, and war with Iran is the mother of all wars", Rouhani told Iranian diplomats, according to Reuters.

Despite the jokes, there may be serious consequences to the US President's vicious response.

"Such policies will unite Iranians who will overcome plots against their country", Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said.

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"The United States under President Trump will not stay silent", he said in an address aimed at members of southern California's 250,000-strong Iranian-American community.

"We will never abandon our revolutionary beliefs", the brigadier general added.

Iranian Americans typically express a range of views on U.S. policy towards Iran.

Meanwhile, senior White House officials scrambled to excuse the President's latest outburst. "We have presented a very positive vision for the future of US-Iranian relations ... it's a choice that the regime needs to make", the official added.

Moderating supply worries were concerns about the impact on global economic growth and energy demand of the escalating trade dispute between the United States and its trading partners.

National security adviser John Bolton backed his position, saying he had spoken with Mr Trump about Iran over the past few days.

Mr Rouhani also scoffed at Mr Trump's threat to halt Iranian oil exports, saying: "Anyone who understands the rudiments of politics doesn't say "we will stop Iran's oil exports".

In a speech sharply critical of Iran's leaders, Pompeo said that the USA would make efforts to broadcast to Iranians in Farsi, circumventing the country's censorship laws, according to The Independent.

Rouhani's comments were prompted by Trump's decision to withdraw the usa from a 2015 nuclear deal, which was meant to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weaponry.

Another warning came from Mohsen Rezaei, chairman of Iran's Expediency Council, an advisory body to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

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