U.S. President Donald Trump warns Iranian President Hassan Rouhani not to threaten the United States again, after Rouhani cautioned Trump over pursuing hostile polices against Tehran.
WASHINGTON/ANKARA (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump told Iran it risked consequences “the like of which few throughout history have suffered before” if the Islamic Republic made more threats against the United States.
His words, spelled out in capital letters in a late night Twitter message, came hours after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told Trump that hostile policies toward Tehran could lead to “the mother of all wars.”
The heightened rhetoric follows the Trump administration’s launch of an offensive of speeches and online communications meant to foment unrest and pressure Iran to end its nuclear program and its support of militant groups, according to U.S. officials.
Iran has faced increased U.S. pressure and possible sanctions since Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from a 2015 international agreement over Iran’s nuclear program.