Iran Will See ‘Consequences Few Have Suffered’ If It Threatens U.S.
23 July, 2018, 23:01 | Author: Trevor Moore
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Monday blamed Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for inciting a war of words with President Donald Trump, who warned that verbal threats could escalate into military conflict with the U.S.
The tweet signaled an immediate escalation of tensions between Washington and Tehran, and capped a weekend of angry tweets by the President on the Russian Federation investigation and the legal problems facing his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen.
"Judging by their vast wealth, they seem more concerned with riches than religion", he said. "This is really unsafe".
The back and forth between Trump and Rouhani also came as U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo delivered a speech in California on Sunday, in which he accused the country's leaders of corruption and urged European allies to join the pressure campaign against the Islamic Republic.
Pompeo branded Iran's leadership a "mafia" and promised U.S. backing to groups rebelling against the government, though did not name them.
Among the most startling allegations leveled by Pompeo, who served as Central Intelligence Agency director before becoming secretary of state, was that Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has a personal hedge fund worth $95 billion.
Rouhani issued the statement to his country's diplomats, according to Iranian state media.
Some Iranians blamed the threat from Iran for causing the rial's collapse Monday, while others attributed the fall to Trump's tweet.
The other signatories to the deal have vowed to stand by the deal.
The deal with six world powers provided Iran with some relief from sanctions in return for curbs on its nuclear program.
A top commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guards said his words amounted to "psychological warfare".
Iranian Americans typically express a range of views on U.S. policy towards Iran.
Trump's tweet appears to take the rhetoric expressed by Pompeo a step further.
In his latest salvo, Trump tweeted late on Sunday that hostile threats from Iran could bring dire consequences.
"And the United States under President Trump will not stay silent either".
'They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen'.
In the case of North Korea, she notes, the crisis was declared over despite any nuclear weapons being dismantled. "By lodging personal attacks against Iran's supreme leader, making demands that no one believes Iran can fulfill, and hinting at regime change, the administration is making clear that military action is very much on the table".
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Moran also said he believes Trump sees Russian Federation as an adversary and may have delivered tough messages in private. He added , "I would rather take a political risk in pursuit of peace, than to risk peace in pursuit of politics".
Increasing Zionist movements cannot change the equation or impose a new reality or stop the Palestinian Great March of Return. Israel says the Islamist group is using the demonstrations as a cover to carry out attacks on Israeli border communities.
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He also called raids of Cohen's home, office and hotel room earlier this year "inconceivable" and "almost unheard of". Payments made to cover up embarrassing information ahead of the election could violate campaign finance law.
Workers in Spain are out on a three-day strike, meanwhile, while in Poland they are staging a work to rule, Verdi said. Hopefully, the website will be able to recover quickly so customers can enjoy the deals without frustration.
The retaliatory tariffs on up to a combined US$28.5 billion worth of U.S. exports are illegal under WTO rules, U.S. On Monday, China said that it filed a WTO challenge against those proposed USA tariffs.
He also denied that his campaign had colluded in the effort and maintained that Russia's action had no impact on the result. He declined to offer specific criticism, but said: "I think we've all been foolish". "We have no time limit.
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