Addressing a gathering of Iranian diplomats on Sunday, President Hassan Rouhani said, “The Americans must fully understand that peace with Iran is the mother of all the peace, and war with Iran would be the mother of all wars,” Tehran Times reported.
“We don’t give in to threats but stand up to bullying,” Rouhani said, adding, “One who understands politics even a little bit wouldn’t say ‘we will stop Iran’s oil exports,’” and warning that the Strait of Hormuz is only one of the straits that Iran has control over.
Rouhani also accused Trump of racism, saying, “At no other time was it as easy to explain to the world how much the White House’s policies are anti-Muslim and racist. Today, there is not a shred of doubt that America’s rulers fiercely oppose the Palestinian nation. Today, we can easily tell the world that the Americans are not at all committed to peace, international treaties and organizations.”
Rouhani also scoffed at the notion that Israel is a model of democracy in the region. Pointing to Israel’s new Nationality Law, he asked, “Is there any doubt that Israel is a model of apartheid in the region?”… more
Trump warns Iran’s Rouhani: Threaten us ‘and you will suffer’
BY BRANDON CONRADIS – 07/22/18 11:37 PM EDT
President Trump on Sunday night warned that if Iran continued with its threats to the U.S. the country would suffer unspecified “consequences.”
In a tweet, written in all caps and directed explicitly at Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Trump wrote: “Never, ever threaten the United States again or you will suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before. We are no longer a country that will stand for your demented words of violence & death. Be cautious!”
To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2018… more