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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 15 November 2018

'Never threaten US again': Donald Trump fires back 'consequences' at Iran's Rouhani

While warning of a devastating conflict, the Iranian president also hinted that peace was possible

Donald Trump responded to Hassan Rouhani's 'mother of all wars' comment with threats of his own. Reuters
Donald Trump responded to Hassan Rouhani's 'mother of all wars' comment with threats of his own. Reuters

US President Donald Trump threatened Iran's President Hassan Rouhani with consequences the likes of which few throughout history have suffered before," in a tweet.

Tweeting in nearly all capital letters late at night in the United States, Mr Trump respondent to President Rouhani's threats, saying the US is "no longer a country that will stand for your demented words of violence and death".

He finished the tweet with "be cautious!"

Earlier, Iran's president warned Mr Trump against provoking his country, while indicating peace between the two nations might still be possible.

Mr Trump this year pulled the US out of the international deal meant to prevent Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon and ordered increased American sanctions.

Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency quoted Mr Rouhani as warning Mr Trump on Sunday: "Do not play with the lion's tail or else you will regret it."

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a press conference during his official visit in Bern, Switzerland, on July 3, 2018. EPA
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a press conference during his official visit in Bern, Switzerland, on July 3, 2018. EPA

Mr Trump has suggested Iranian leaders are "going to call me and say 'let's make a deal'", but Iran has rejected talks.

Mr Rouhani suggested peace was still possible and said: "America must understand well that peace with Iran is the mother of all of peace, and war with Iran is the mother of all wars."

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