Trump's Concerted Campaign To Provoke Iran

Trump Warns Iranian President 'Never Threaten the US'

Trump's attack came after President Hassan Rouhani gave a speech in which he cautioned: 'Peace with Iran will be the mother of all peace, but war with Iran will be the mother of all wars'.

In the almost all-caps tweet, Trump mentioned about the dangers to Iran of making hostile threats after Rouhani said, "America must understand well that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace and war with Iran is the mother of all wars".

President Trump late Sunday tweeted out to Iranian President Rouhani to never threaten the USA again or face historic consequences.

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif responded Monday on Twitter, writing, "COLOR US UNIMPRESSED".

"The world heard even harsher bluster a few months ago", Zarif said of Trump's tweet. But Iran's most powerful leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Saturday that negotiations with the United States would be a "mistake".

Iran reacted to Pompeo's speech as interference in its affairs, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.

The Trump administration appears to have launched a concerted verbal assault on Iran.

There is little interest among United States lawmakers for a conflict with Iran.

"I would like to praise the strong stance expressed yesterday by President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Pompeo against the Iranian regime's aggression", he said.

On Saturday, Zarif said the Islamic Republic has managed to thwart the Iranophobia plot hatched by Israel and the USA through relying on the guidelines of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

Washington and Tehran have been trading angry threats since Sunday, when Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned the U.S. "not to play with the lion's tail" and that conflict with Iran would be the "mother of all wars".

Mr Pompeo said: "The proud Iranian people are not staying silent about their government's many abuses".

"Pompeo warned Tehran that it would face 'the strongest sanctions in history" if it didn't change course and comply with the US demands.

Obama, despite Trump's predictions, made a peace deal with Iran instead of going to war.

"Peace with Iran would be the mother of all peace and war with Iran would be the mother of all wars", Rouhani said.

Even though Rouhani did not mention the Strait of Hormuz, his comments were nonetheless seen as a threat to the narrow strategic passageway located between Iran and Oman, through which at least 18.5m barrels of oil moved every day in 2016, according to a USA energy department report.

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