Trump Warns Iran Leader: Threaten Us 'And You Will Suffer'

July 23, 2018

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President Trump on Sunday night warned that if Iran continued with its threats the country "would suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before."

In a tweet, written in all caps and directed explicitly at Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Trump wrote: "Never, ever threaten the United States again or you will suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before. We are no longer a country that will stand for your demented words of violence & death. Be cautious!"


Trump's message comes after Rouhani issued his own warning to the U.S. president earlier on Sunday.

Rouhani told a group of diplomats, “America should know that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace, and war with Iran is the mother of all wars.” 


The tweet also came shortly after Trump's secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, delivered remarks on Iran at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Sunday evening.

During his address, Pompeo compared Iran's leaders to the mafia, while also declaring U.S. support for the people of Iran, especially protesters who have taken to the streets recently in opposition to the current regime.





The U.S. and Iran have been in conflict for decades. The already tense relationship was further strained earlier this year when Trump announced the U.S. would be withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal.


 

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