Iran Braces for ‘Mother of All Wars’ with US


President Donald Trump lashed out against Iran Sunday, warning he was prepared to unleash dire "consequences" if Iran's president threatens the United States again.

At the time of this writing, the Trump administration has yet to issue a follow-up statement to the president's late-night tweet.

During a recent visit to Austria, Rouhani pledged that Tehran will stand firm against the USA threat to halt Iranian oil shipments, saying no other country in the region could export oil if Iran is to be deprived of oil exports.

The U.S. administration is ratcheting up pressure on Tehran since Trump in May pulled the United States out of the 2015 nuclear deal and reimposed sanctions against Iran.

"Those who fear this insane president's psychological warfare will know that America will not be content with anything less than our annihilation", the commander added. "Peace with Iran would be the mother of all peace and war with Iran would be the mother of all wars".

Once again, the world is being dragged helplessly to the precipice of a serious conflict, and one that appeared to have been resolved just one year earlier.

In a speech sharply critical of Iran's leaders, Pompeo said that the US would make efforts to broadcast to Iranians in Farsi, circumventing the country's censorship laws, according to The Independent.

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

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The head of Iran's Basij militia on Monday dismissed Trump's threats as "psychological warfare", local media reported.

While media coverage has focused largely on the geo-political ramifications of Trump's unique brand of Twitter diplomacy and the deterioration of relations between the United States and Iran, many Twitter users chose instead to make fun. Then, earlier this month, Iran threatened to block regional oil exports after Trump urged other countries not to import Iranian oil and imposed sanctions on those who did (these sanctions have since been softened).

Pompeo also tweeted a succession of messages in Persian, trying to bring his message directly to any Iranians who are able to skirt their country's censors.

The missile, Hatami said, had reached the mass-production stage despite US-led sanctions targeting Iran's missile industry.

Saying that one in four Iranians listen to or watch USA government broadcasts, Pompeo announced that the organization overseeing the Voice of America is launching new Farsi-language channels across television, radio and the internet. He also said the government has "heartlessly repressed its own people's human rights, dignity and fundamental freedoms".

Earlier this month, Israeli officials told reporters that the U.S. and Israel had already formed a "joint working group" created to plot against Iran, and that it's focus was to fuel internal unrest against the government.

But he said the Iranian "people and the armed forces will stand up against our enemies and will not come up short".

The now-infamous threat came as North Korea continued to test-fire ballistic missiles, including two that demonstrated a long enough range to potentially reach the United States.