Trumps threats are ‘psychological warfare: Iran general

Hassan Rouhani told the US president ‘Do not play with the lion’s tail

Hassan Rouhani told the US president ‘Do not play with the lion’s tail

President Donald Trump threatened Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Twitter late Sunday night after the Iranian leader issued a warning to the USA president earlier in the day.

"We have been the guarantor of the regional waterway's security throughout history".

A high-ranking Iranian officer says President Donald Trump's warning of unprecedented "consequences" for Iran, should it threaten the United States, is nothing but "psychological warfare".

He has accused the U.S. of stoking an "economic war" and suggested Iran could immediately ramp up its production of uranium in response, escalating the nuclear threat.

We can only assume that an all-caps tweet will escalate tensions.

The agreement forced Iran to curtail its uranium enrichment capacity to prevent it developing nuclear weapons, and imposed stringent verification processes, in exchange for relief on crippling sanctions.

"We don't give in to threats but stand up to bullying", Rouhani stressed. In May, the USA left a deal which reduced Iran's nuclear activities in return for the lifting of global sanctions. The question remains as to how long such a double-edged foreign policy agenda, that hurts allies and enemies alike, can continue.

It appears that Mr Trump's threat to Tehran was in response to a speech delivered by...

He said the Trump administration will not stay silent against what he calls the numerous crimes and abuses of the Iranian government. "Because it is all a big hoax, that's why, and he thought Crooked Hillary was going to win!"

Some dug out a picture of Trump talking to a boy mowing the White House lawn and re-imagined the interaction. "Whether that confrontation will take place through a direct military confrontation, or whether it will be the Trump administration continuing and intensifying their efforts to destabilize Iran-or, as Reuters reported over the weekend, to foment unrest in Iran-remains to be seen".

The secretary also announced that the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees the Voice of America, is taking new steps to help Iranians get around internet censorship.

"While it is ultimately up to the Iranian people to determine the direction of their country, the United States, in the spirit of our own freedoms, will support the long-ignored voice of the Iranian people", Pompeo said in the speech in Simi Valley, California.

"Downside risks over the short and medium term have increased", the finance leaders said in a statement. It is hard to imagine a level of meddling more invasive than that anywhere in the world. There have been Iranian protests against the government in recent months.

He finally warned the USA officials to understand the meaning of their comments and to avoid warmongering remarks.

Saying that one in four Iranians listen to or watch US government broadcasts, Pompeo announced that the organization overseeing the Voice of America is launching new Farsi-language channels across television, radio and the internet.

Over the weekend, Tehran warned, yet again, that it may block oil tankers from using the Strait of Hormuz in response to the imposition of United States sanctions.

Earlier this month, a Revolutionary Guards deputy commander said Iran would halt oil shipments through the strait if the USA 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. ' If such a stand-off should occur, we will be witnessing far more than just Twitter outbursts over our morning coffee.

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