WASHINGTON – In a direct message to Iranian President Hassan Rohani on Twitter, US President Donald Trump has issued a hostile warning to Iran amid escalating tension between two countries.
Trump, who wrote the entire message in capital words expressing the intensity, warned Iran of consequences “the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered,” if it threatens the US.
“NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE,” he said.
“WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!” Trump said.
His response came after Rohani on Sunday cautioned the US about pursuing anti-Iran policies, saying “America should know … war with Iran is the mother of all wars,” an Iranian state new agency reported.
Iran faces ramped up US pressure and looming sanctions after Trump withdrew the United States from a 2015 international deal over Iran’s nuclear program.
Rouhani speaking at an occasion said: “Mr Trump, don’t play with the lion’s tail, this would only lead to regret”.
“America should know that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace, and war with Iran is the mother of all wars,” Rouhani said, adding, “You are not in a position to incite the Iranian nation against Iran’s security and interests”.
The angry threats from the US president are reminiscent of the exchanges Trump had last year with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. After the level of naked hostility, the leaders of both states met this year in Singapore, easing the long-prevailing tension.