Trump hits back at Iran after Rouhani's warnings, says 'Never Ever Threaten the US'
Washington, July 23: US President Donald Trump on Sunday, July 22, lashed out at his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani over his strong warnings against the US, asking him not to threaten the US or they "will suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before".
Trump resembled his aggressive self which was visible during his intense verbal duel against North Korean leader Kim Jong-un till a year ago over the East Asian country's reckless nuclear programme. In his tweet which he entirely wrote in capital letters to show how much angry he is with the Iranian regime, Trump said: "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 anger came in the wake of Rouhani's strong warning to the US, asking it not to "play with the lion's tail" and that a war with Iran would be the "mother of all wars". Rouhani said this during a meeting with diplomats in Tehran.
Trump also tweeted: "WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!"
Just when Trump engaged with Kim over the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, he also took the extreme step of pulling the US out of the nuclear deal that the previous Barack Obama administration and other world powers had signed with Tehran in 2015 to tame its nuclear ambitions. The US also vowed to impose sanctions on the West Asian nation and asked other countries that have oil trade relationship with Iran, including India, to curb them so that Iran's oil sales is reduced to "zero".
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. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2018