Trump to Iran President Rouhani: ‘Be Cautious’

Trump to Iran President Rouhani: ‘Be Cautious’

Trump to Iran President Rouhani: ‘Be Cautious’

Iran's willingness to abide by the deal was largely driven by the benefits of sanctions relief.

Addressing a group of Iranian Americans in California, Mr Pompeo denounced Mr Rouhani and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, who negotiated the nuclear deal, as "merely polished front men for the ayatollahs' worldwide con artistry".

Trump in 2013: "I predict that President Obama will at some point attack Iran in order to save face!".

She wouldn't directly say whether Trump consulted with his national security team before the tweet.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders addressed reporters Monday morning, saying President Trump is standing up against hostile country.

In the almost all-caps tweet, Trump directly warned the Iranian president to "NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN", adding that any new ones would bring "CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE". America wants nothing less than (to) destroy Iran.

Trump employed similarly heated rhetoric when responding to threats and missile tests by North Korea previous year.

"I withdrew the United States from the awful one-sided Iran nuclear deal, and Iran is not the same country anymore", Trump told the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Kansas City.

Iran and other members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, including Saudi Arabia and Iraq, ship much of their crude through the Strait of Hormuz.

"I think they are panicking in Iran today", said Danny Danon, Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations.

Germany has called for restraint amid escalating rhetoric between the two leaders.

Iran hit back on Tuesday morning after an angry warning from President Trump. Mr.

"America should know that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace, and war with Iran is the mother of all wars", he added. "The Europeans will have to decide to work with the US economy or the Iranian economy and I believe they will choose your economy".

A high-ranking Iranian officer dismissed Mr Trump's warning as nothing but "psychological warfare".

"Right now the United States is undertaking a diplomatic and financial pressure campaign to cut off the funds that the regime uses to enrich itself and support death and destruction", Pompeo said Sunday.

Iran has faced increased USA pressure and looming sanctions following Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from a 2015 worldwide deal over Iran's nuclear program.

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