Trump warns Iran's President Rouhani: 'NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN'

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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".

Zarif's online comments are the latest in the escalating war of words between Washington and Tehran.

On Monday, the White House said the usa president's tweet shows he is not going to tolerate critical rhetoric from Iran and insisted Mr Trump is not escalating tensions between the two countries.

President Donald Trump tweeted out an all-caps threat to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday night, echoing the incendiary rhetoric he used against North Korea a year ago.

Rouhani warned Trump earlier on Sunday not to pursue policies that were hostile towards Iran.

"I hope they keep it up", Trump said, "because we're going to have a lot of fun in four months, and we're going to have a lot of fun in 2020 running against that".

Trump earlier this year pulled the U.

The "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.

"He's much more impulsive than he is strategic". While the media and Democrats used this tweet to suggest Trump was unhinged and risky, this response was far from unprovoked.

"Drive them out of Syria, don't cut a deal with Russian Federation to give them Syria".

However, during his weekly cabinet meeting Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also praised the president's statements regarding Iran.

Washington initially planned to shut Iran out of global oil markets completely after Trump abandoned the deal that limited Iran's nuclear ambitions, demanding all other countries stop buying Iranian crude by November.

The Trump administration appears to have launched a concerted verbal assault on Iran.

The other signatories to the deal, including France, the United Kingdom and Germany, have vowed to stand by it.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo previously demanded in a speech that Iran withdraws its forces and support for allies in Syria and Yemen.

For proof of this look no further than the dialogue taking place on Twitter between Iran and Donald Trump.

He cited what he called Iranian leaders' vast wealth and corruption, saying Iran "is run by something that resembles the mafia more than a government".

However, growing strains with the US will eventually boost Rouhani's anti-Western hardline rivals who fear losing power if the nuclear deal, championed by Rouhani, ended the country's political and economic isolation. The U.S. has stopped short of regime change, but firmly condemned Iran's government.

Pompeo added that Iran should halt production of long-range missiles, end its uranium enrichment program and agree to unlimited inspections of its nuclear facilities.

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