Trump warns Iran: Never threaten U.S. again or suffer unprecedented consequences

Larry Hoffman
July 26, 2018

Two days after exchanging harsh warnings with Iranian leaders, U.S. President Donald Trump says he is still eager to negotiate a new nuclear deal with Tehran.

Earlier this month, a Revolutionary Guards deputy commander said Iran would halt oil shipments through the strait if the us were to block Iranian oil exports, and Rouhani talked about potentially blocking regional oil exports-though the Iranian president did not overtly mention the Strait of Hormuz at the time.

The Associated Press reported Iranian state media later described Trump's tweet as a "passive reaction" to what Rouhani said.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers his "Supporting Iranian Voices" speech at the Ronald Reagan presidential library in Simi Valley, California, July 22, 2018.

While Trump has taken a hard-line stance against Iran, including announcing that the United States would withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal earlier this year, some people have pointed out several tweets the president sent out in the past that could hint to his sudden-all caps-threat toward Iran.

He said: "The level of corruption and wealth among regime leaders shows that Iran is run by something that resembles the Mafia more than a government".

Iranian general Gholam Hossein Gheypour laid down a stark threat to the United States following Trump's furious Iran rant on Twitter.

Following Rouhani's statement that hostile US policies toward could lead to the "mother of all wars," Trump took to Twitter to address the Iranian leader.

US President Donald Trump seemed to backpedal a bit on Tuesday when he suggested in a speech that his administration could make a "real deal" with Iran.

Recent anti-Iran tirades by the U.S. angered a number of Iranian officials.

One user, Monty Boa‏, said that President Rouhani didn't threaten the United States.

Iran and the USA have been at each others throats after the Washington axed their nuclear deal with Tehran. "He was pointing out the corruption and human rights abuses in Iran, which he's right to do, but how come Pompeo and Trump and nobody in the administration ever points out the corruption and human rights abuses in Russian Federation?"

Rouhani and Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei have both rejected calls to negotiate with Trump over a replacement sanctions relief deal.

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

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