Iran Warns Of ‘Countermeasures’ In Volley Of Threats With Trump


Tensions are mounting between Donald Trump and Iran - the United States president's raw tweet threatening Tehran was met Monday with a similarly bilious reply, upping the ante in the high-stakes game of diplomatic chicken. He speaks with them daily, she said, but declined to give any details about any steps Trump is looking to take with Iran.

Zarif is not the only state official to have chimed in on the Twitter feud.

"This is a moment in history".

Mr Rouhani's remarks were his first since Mr Trump warned his Iranian counterpart of dire consequences for threatening the United States.

Limbert was among those held captive at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran during the 1979-1981 Iran hostage crisis, and more recently advised the Obama administration.

"The United States under President Trump will not stay silent either", he said.

Trump on Sunday responded to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's comments that hostile behavior from the USA would result in the "mother of all wars" by vowing in a tweet that "You will suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered". And Iranians have heard them -albeit more civilized ones-for 40 yrs.

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"Drive them out of Syria, don't cut a deal with Russian Federation to give them Syria". It's about as serious this time around, but there's more bad blood behind Trump's deployment of all caps against Iran. We've been around for millennia & seen fall of empires, incl our own, which lasted more than the life of some countries.

The Republican leader's response was reminiscent of the belligerent tone he took with North Korea previous year.

Sanders said on Monday that Trump has been "very clear about what he's not going to allow to take place".

Democrats have expressed alarm about Trump's Iran bluster. "The Trump administration's Iran policy seeks to address the totality of these threats and malign activities and to bring about a change in the Iranian regime's behavior".

The analyst added that "neither Iran, nor any other country is interested in escalating tensions in the region".

United States attempts to block Iranian oil exports will not be left unanswered, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi added.

"One council member has moved away from the deal", Skoog said of the Trump administration's withdrawal from the 2015 agreement, "so of course that makes it hard for the Council to express itself, but the great majority of Council members and certainly members of the United Nations are fully behind the dealthat was struck".