President Trump to Iran's Rouhani: Never Ever Threaten the US Again

Wednesday, 25 Jul, 2018

Tweeted Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday: "COLOR US UNIMPRESSED: The world heard even harsher bluster a few months ago".

"While it is ultimately up to the Iranian people to determine the direction of their country, the United States. will support the long-ignored voice of the Iranian people", Pompeo said.

Zarif added that "we've been around for millennia & seen fall of empires, incl our own, which lasted more than the life of some countries".

Many Iranians are anxious that the war of words might lead to a conflict.

"You can not provoke the Iranian people against their own security and interests", Mr. Rouhani said in a televised speech on Sunday, ahead of Mr. Pompeo's address.

Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency quoted Mr Rouhani as warning Mr Trump on Sunday: "Do not play with the lion's tail or else you will regret it".

"As the dominant power in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, (Iran) has been the guarantor of the security of shipping and the global economy in this vital waterway and has the strength to take action against any scheme in this region", Bagheri said.

Pompeo referred to this case in his speech and made an interesting conclusion about the regime.

"He's much more impulsive than he is strategic".

"I would never take the military card off the table, and it's possible that it will have to be used, because Iran can not have nuclear weapons", Trump said in a November 2011 video from his office.

After speaking with European officials about Trump's warnings, International Crisis Group president Rob Malley said diplomats on the continent were not "really taking it seriously".

"The president has been very, very clear, again, since day one what his objectives are, and he certainly is not going to tolerate the leader of Iran making threats against Americans, making threats against this country, making threats against Israel". She declined repeated questions about whether Trump would consider meeting with Rouhani.

Pompeo said senior Iranian leaders had benefited from embezzlement, sweetheart deals and other ill-gotten gains.

In May, Mr Trump stepped back from Barack Obama's Iran nuclear deal, which restricted Tehran's nuclear ambitions in exchange for lifting worldwide oil and financial sanctions.

The other signatories to the deal have vowed to stand by it.

Both the tweet and the speech landed less than two weeks before the administration will begin re-imposing sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal.

This combination of two pictures shows U.S. President Donald Trump, left, on July 22, 2018, and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on February 6, 2018. We will resist pressure from enemies.

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