‘BE CAUTIOUS!’ wrote Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in a tweet on Monday as a response to US President Donald Trump’s angry tweets, where he used the same words in response to Hassan Rowhani’s latest statements warning the US from ‘playing with the lion’s tail’.
Zarif went on to say that Iran has received “harsher bluster” from other countries in the past few months, and that Iran has been around for millennia, hinting that the US is a younger country than his.
COLOR US UNIMPRESSED: The world heard even harsher bluster a few months ago. And Iranians have heard them —albeit more civilized ones—for 40 yrs. We’ve been around for millennia & seen fall of empires, incl our own, which lasted more than the life of some countries. BE CAUTIOUS!— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) July 23, 2018
President Donald Trump on Sunday warned Iran of consequences “the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered,” if it threatens the United States.
This was in response to Iranian President Hassan Rowhani’s latest statements, where he said that “America should know ... war with Iran is the mother of all wars.”
US President Donald Trump withdrew in May from the 2015 nuclear accord designed to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Tehran has said its nuclear work is just for electricity generation and other peaceful projects.
Iran “is run by something that resembles the mafia more than a government,” US Secretary Mike Pompeo had said on Monday, citing what he called Iranian leaders’ vast wealth and corruption.