Trump Warns Iran: ‘Never, Ever Threaten the United States Again’

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"Those who are afraid of this mad president's psychological warfare will find that America will be content with nothing less than our annihilation".

While one can't fault the President for sticking up for this nation, most political pundits will likely see this as yet another overreaction and misuse of Twitter in a way which literally could spark a nuclear war in the Middle East.

Rather than learn from their neighbour's history, it appears Iran may now be bent on taking the same path.

"And the United States under President Trump will not stay silent either", he said.

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

That is when Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from a 2015 global agreement over Iran's nuclear program.

"So I think the president was making very clear that they're on the wrong track".

Seed Leilaz told The Associated Press on Monday that he isn't "worried about the remarks and tweets", which he described as propaganda.

The analyst added that "neither Iran, nor any other country is interested in escalating tensions in the region".

Trump Warns Iranian President 'Never Threaten the US'
'Never ever threaten us again' - Donald Trump fires off Twitter warning to president of Iran

"The world heard even harsher bluster a few months ago", Zarif said of Trump's tweet.

Mr Leilaz said Mr Trump and Mr Kim got "closer" despite their previous warring words.

Trump's remarks came after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged a "maximum pressure campaign" against Rouhani and his government. "The United States is with you".

The Iran comments came in a wide-ranging speech to the VFW that included talk about national defense, trade policy and tariffs, North Korea, and attacks on the media.

The tirade at the highest level signalled an immediate escalation of tensions between Washington and Tehran, weeks after the USA left a landmark deal signed in 2015 which curbed Iran's nuclear activities in return for the lifting of global sanctions.

The tweet in all-caps followed an apparent warning by Rouhani, in which he asked the US President to "not play with the lion's tail, because you will regret it eternally".

Iran responded to President Trump's all-caps warning of severe consequences for "demented" threats with a semi-capped retort from Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.

Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Commander Mohammad Bagheri also vowed to implement a "strong, unimaginable and regrettable" response from Tehran.

Iran can defend itself, Rouhani said.