Trump tells Iran 'never, ever threaten' U.S. or suffer consequences

Trump tells Iran 'never, ever threaten' U.S. or suffer consequences
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  • calendar-gray 23 July 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump told Iran it risked dire consequences “the like of which few throughout history have suffered before” if the Islamic Republic made more threats against the United States, APA reports quoting Reuters.

 

 

His words, spelled out in capital letters in a late night Twitter message, came hours after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told Trump that hostile policies toward Tehran could lead to “the mother of all wars.”

 

Despite the heightened rhetoric, both sides have reasons to want to avoid starting a conflict that could easily escalate.

 

Trump’s comments come in the context of a barrage of speeches and online communications meant to foment unrest and pressure Iran to end its nuclear program and support of militant groups, according to U.S. officials.

 

Iran has faced increased U.S. pressure and possible sanctions since Trump’s decision in May to withdraw the United States from world powers’ 2015 agreement with Iran over its disputed nuclear program.

Ceyhun Aliyev

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