Published: Tue, July 24, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

‘Troublemaker’ Trump pursues ‘ignorant diplomacy’ - Iran hits back at US

‘Troublemaker’ Trump pursues ‘ignorant diplomacy’ - Iran hits back at US

"COLOR US UNIMPRESSED", Zarif wrote in English, mimicking Trump's caps-lock message. It appeared on Twitter Sunday night. "If America wants to take a serious step in this direction it will definitely be met with a reaction and equal countermeasures from Iran", he said.

ISNA news agency reported Gheypour said: "The US will regret it. Trump's statements against Iran are part of a psychological warfare".

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Hours after Rouhani attacked US policies, Trump's response led to questions about what sort of repercussions the American leader might be considering.

In May, Mr Trump stepped back from Barack Obama's Iran nuclear deal, which restricted Tehran's nuclear ambitions in exchange for lifting worldwide oil and financial sanctions.

In September 2017, in his first speech to the United National General Assembly, Trump threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea.

While US ties with Iran and North Korea are different on several fronts, the words used by Trump to denigrate Tehran are similar in tone to those he directed last August at North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Mr Trump was responding to a threat from President Rouhani, who told a gathering of diplomats: "America should know that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace, and war with Iran is the mother of all wars".

The Iran tweet, responding to the latest threat from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, came on the heels of a frustrating week for a White House reeling from denunciations of Trump's treatment of Russia's Vladimir Putin during their summit in Helsinki.

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Iran can defend itself, Rouhani said.

Rouhani left open the possibility of peace between the countries.

Rouhani also made fun of Trump's threat to stop Iranian oil exports.

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

"Iran is angry since Trump responded to Tehran's engagement diplomacy by pulling the US out of the nuclear deal", Iranian politician Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh told the AP.

Reuters reports that the latter refers to an offensive by Washington aimed at stimulating more unrest among Iranians using speeches and online platforms, according to unnamed sources familiar with this offensive. He urged all USA allies to join in financially suppressing the government.

An Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said, "Such policies will unite Iranians who will overcome plots against their country".

The Iranian rial plunged to a record low against the USA dollar on the unofficial market on Monday amid fears of military confrontation between Iran and the United States.

It is Washington that illegally invaded Iran's north-eastern neighbor, Afghanistan, in 2001 and its western neighbor, Iraq, in what top Bush administration officials, including Bolton and Vice-President Dick Cheney, publicly boasted was a prelude to regime change in Tehran. They also are concerned about the effect on the world economy of higher oil prices. So the only way he figures that he's going to get reelected - as sure as you're sitting there - is to start a war with Iran.

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