President Donald Trump has threatened Iran with hardship “the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before” as the US launched a campaign meant to foment unrest in the Islamic Republic.
Trump’s pugnacious Tweeter message in all capital letters late Sunday came after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned him not to “play with the lion’s tail” after the US unveiled a series of measures which amount to a declaration of war.
“NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE,” Trump wrote.
“WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!” he added.
Addressing a group of Iranian diplomats in Tehran Sunday, Rouhani said, “America must understand well that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace, and war with Iran is the mother of all wars.”