Relations between the US and Iran have hit yet another low as Iranian senior military struck back at Donald Trump for his Sunday tweet, warning President Hassan Rouhani of dire consequences for threatening Washington. At the same time, Iran’s Foreign Ministry blasted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for comparing Iranian leaders to a “mafia.”
Senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards Commander Gholamhossein Gheybparvar has dismissed President Trump’s anti-Tehran remarks as “psychological war,” local media reported.
“We will never abandon our revolutionary beliefs… we will resist pressure from enemies… America wants nothing less than (to) destroy Iran… (but) Trump cannot do a damn thing against Iran,” the ISNA news agency cited Gheybparvar as saying.
The comments come shortly after Trump fired off a stark warning to President Hassan Rouhani on Twitter for the latter’s earlier threats.
Over the weekend, Rouhani lashed out at the United States, having warned that the Trump administration’s hostile policies towards Tehran could prompt “the mother of all wars” and hinted that the US’ attempts to block Iran’s oil trade would result in Tehran’s closing the strategic waterway linking Middle East crude producers to major world markets, the Strait of Hormuz.
“Today, speaking with the US has no meaning except surrender and the end of people’s achievements. Mr. Trump! We are a people of dignity and…