Trump warns Iran's President Rouhani: 'NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN'

Trump warns Iran's President Rouhani: 'NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN'

Mr. Trump took umbrage at Rouhani's words and responded on Twitter on Sunday, "To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE."Meanwhile, Reuters on Friday published an exposé of a concerted USA campaign to provoke criticism of Iran".

Trump's tweet, posted in all-capital letters: "NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE".

Trump's fiery exhort came in response to Rouhani's own warning early Sunday to the United States leader not to "play with the lion's tail," saying that conflict with Iran would be the "mother of all wars".

It could have been an impulsive reaction to reports from Tehran quoting Rouhani as giving the U.S.an oft-repeated reminder that conflict with Iran would be "the mother of all wars".

"Don't be distracted by all caps", the tweet begins.

President Donald Trump's national security adviser is echoing the combative warning to Iran against deploying any more threatening language toward the U.S.

Yet North Korea has not yet taken affirmative steps toward ending its nuclear weapons programs, analysts said, and an aggressive approach to Iran may not lead to much in the absence of the nuclear agreement. His forthcoming book is called The Iran Agenda Today.

In the speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Pompeo castigated Iran's political, judicial and military leaders, accusing several by name of participating in widespread corruption.

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Pompeo also tweeted a succession of messages in Farsi, trying to bring his message directly to any Iranians able to skirt their country's censors.

The Arabic and worldwide news agencies have featured images and video clips of protesters burning signs in Khomeini street in Basra and attacks against the headquarters of the parties loyal to Iran, which are Badr organization, Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq, National Wisdom Movement.

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

Rouhani's apparent threat earlier this month to disrupt oil shipments from neighbouring countries came in reaction to looming U.S. sanctions and efforts by Washington to force all countries to stop buying Iranian oil.

Iran has faced increased USA pressure and looming sanctions following Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from a 2015 worldwide deal over Iran's nuclear program.

The US president's eruption on Twitter came after a week of heavy controversy about Russian meddling in the 2016 US election, following the Helsinki summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

"Donald Trump likes to direct the media narrative, to control it", NPR's Mara Liasson said on Morning Edition. Pompeo denounced Rouhani and Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, Iran's chief nuclear deal negotiator.

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