U.S. 'ready' to make new Iran deal amid heated exchange

U.S. 'ready' to make new Iran deal amid heated exchange

In the wee hours of Monday morning, President Donald Trump delivered a forceful Twitter warning to Iran's President Hassan Rouhani.

Trump's warning came after Rouhani earlier launched a rhetorical assault on the U.S. over Iranian oil exports, telling the USA president that "a war with Iran would be the mother of all wars".

The Iran nuclear deal was signed between six countries in 2015 - Iran, US, Britain, Germany, Russia, France, and China- for lifting economic sanctions on Tehran in exchange for limitations to the country's nuclear programme.

Gheibparvar's comments were reported by the semi-official ISNA news agency.

Iran's faction-ridden religious and political elites have closed ranks against Trump's hawkish approach to Tehran. "And Iranians have heard them - albeit more civilized ones - for 40 yrs".

Also on Sunday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo compared the Iranian government to the "mafia". In them, he said Iran's 1979 revolution had borne "bitter fruit".

"We'll definitely defeat the United States", he said.




They then urged Trump to hold Russian Federation responsible for interfering in the 2016 US election.

The US leader was responding to Mr Rouhani, who had remarked earlier in the day that "America must understand well that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace and war with Iran is the mother of all wars".

Speaking in California on Sunday night, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US supports Iranian protesters who he said have been taking to the streets recently to oppose corruption and call for expanded rights.

A high-ranking Iranian officer says President Donald Trump's warning of unprecedented "consequences" for Iran, should it threaten the United States, is nothing but "psychological warfare".

On Sunday, Rouhani made a televised address in which he warned Trump not to escalate tensions with Iran.

In December a year ago, Twitter began enforcing new rules on violent and hateful content posted on its platform to reduce the amount of online abuse, hate speech, violent threats and harassment associated with its service. "And he's gotten us all talking about Iran this morning, instead of talking about Putin, or the investigation into Russian interference".

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.

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