After the Iranian president warned Donald Trump that “war with Iran is the mother of all wars”, Trump responded with a direct tweet.
Posting on Twitter at 11.24 pm ET on Sunday night, Trump wrote: “NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN”.
“WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!,” the tweet continued.
The tweets come following the US’s decision in May to leave a deal which curbed Iran’s nuclear activities in return for the lifting of international sanctions. Washington is now re-imposing the sanctions. This is despite objections from France, China, the UK, Russia and Germany, who all signed the agreement in 2015.
Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, said in a speech: “Sometimes it seems the world has become desensitised to the regime’s authoritarianism at home and its campaigns of violence abroad, but the proud Iranian people are not staying silent about their government’s many abuses.”
“And the United States under President Trump will not stay silent either. In light of these protests and 40 years of regime tyranny, I have a message for the people of Iran: the United States hears you. The United States supports you. The United States is with you,” he added