After Threats, Trump Says Ready To Negotiate 'Real' Nuclear Deal With Iran

The Latest: Schumer chides Trump for heated rhetoric on Iran

Rouhani had said that the Americans should realize well that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace and war with it is mother of all wars.

Tehran is feeling pressure because of its struggling economy, made more uncertain after the Trump administration pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal in May.

No one is predicting imminent war.

Trump's tweet is a response to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's speech Sunday, in which Rouhani warned the USA president not to "twist the lion's tail".

As the August 6 deadline for the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions against Iran looms, its foreign ministry called on Europe on Tuesday to provide practical guarantees that will ensure Tehran's interests.

"America wants nothing less than [to] destroy Iran" but "Trump can not do a damn thing against Iran", the commander added.

In an interview with IRNA, Syed Tahir Hussain Mashhadi said the U.S. bullying approach will take them nowhere.

"COLOR US UNIMPRESSED", Zarif wrote in English, mimicking Trump's caps-lock message. And Iranians have heard them - albeit more civilized ones - for 40 yrs.

"We've been around for millennia & seen fall of empires, [including] our own, which lasted more than the life of some countries". He also noted that the first round of new USA sanctions will begin on August 4, followed by another round on November 4.

The rising tensions between the two countries comes after Mr Trump cancelled a much-criticised treaty his predecessor Barack Obama signed with Iran in 2015 to stop it developing nuclear weapons.

"The level of corruption and wealth among regime leaders shows that Iran is run by something that resembles the mafia more than a government", Pompeo said during an appearance at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.

Netanyahu says that Trump and his secretary of state were taking a clear position against "Iranian aggression" after years in which the "regime was pampered by world powers".

President Donald Trump was back on Twitter again this week denouncing Iran, this time, in harsh terms and insinuating war or destruction at the hands of the United States.

He was right. True to form, Trump did not stay silent.

Trump was responding to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani comments that "America must understand well that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace and war with Iran is the mother of all wars".

Reaction from Congress, particularly Democrats, was swift and critical.

"Europe isn't immune to Iran-backed terrorism".

This shows that the USA policy on Iran is peaceful and democratic regime change, something long advocated by Iranian dissidents, including the National Council of Resistance of Iran. Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in particular feel empowered by the Trump administration's overt hostility toward Iran. Asked by reporters at the White House whether he had concerns about provoking tensions with Iran, Trump said "None at all".

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

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