Trump Warns Iran: ‘Never, Ever Threaten the United States Again’

The Latest: Schumer chides Trump for heated rhetoric on Iran

'Trump embarrassing himself with anti-Iran tweets'

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday supported Rouhani's suggestion of blocking oil shipments through the Persian Gulf if Iran is prevented from selling its oil by USA sanctions which come into effect in November.

In her view, the Obama administration was so determined to reach a nuclear deal with Iran that it ended up ignoring protesters inside the country.

Most Republicans have stayed silent on Iran following Trump's all-caps tweet warning the terrorist nation against threatening the US again, but Graham came out in support of Trump for taking a tough stance.

In a speech to members of the Iranian-American community on Sunday in Simi Valley, Calif., Pompeo said the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors, or BBG, is trying to help residents in Iran get around Internet censorship. "And Iranians have heard them - albeit more civilized ones - for 40 yrs". Asked by reporters at the White House whether he had concerns about provoking tensions with Iran, Trump said "None at all".

Trump's national security adviser John Bolton is a supporter of the MEK.

The price of gold soared more than 30 percent over a single day recently because of all the Iranians rushing to buying the yellow metal, commonly viewed as a good way to preserve wealth in volatile times. "This will take you nowhere", he said. But the White House blamed Rouhani for inciting the war of words with his comment that "America must understand well that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace and war with Iran is the mother of all wars".

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Rouhani, however, left open the possibility of peace between the countries, adding that the U.S.

Where might this diplomatic spiralling between Washington and Tehran lead? More sanctions, specifically targeting Iran's oil industry, will snap back in November.

"I see a new generation of Iranians on the scene who are impatient and especially very troubled with the way they pay the price for their government's foreign and domestic policy", said Hadi Ghaemi, who runs the Center for Human Rightsin Iran, a New York City-based nonprofit advocacy group.

Tensions have spiked between Iran and the United States before.

President Donald Trump tweeted late Sunday that hostile threats from Iran could bring dire consequences.

Burger said that "threats of military force are never helpful, and I think that particularly in the tense situation in the Middle East this is not a helpful means of discourse".

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While Trump's "tough stand" was hailed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, it also provoked an avalanche of questions about its exact meaning and impact.

Netanyahu says that Trump and his secretary of state were taking a clear position against "Iranian aggression" after years in which the "regime was pampered by world powers".

Washington and Tehran have been trading angry threats since Sunday, when Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned the USA "not to play with the lion's tail" and that conflict with Iran would be the "mother of all wars".


As for a new nuclear agreement, Iran has said it wants to retain the 2015 agreement it signed with the United States and allies.

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