Ex-IRGC chief to Trump: You be cautious

Ex-IRGC chief to Trump: You be cautious

Donald Trump has warned Iran of consequences "the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered" if it threatens the US. Then, earlier this month, Iran threatened to block regional oil exports after Trump urged other countries not to import Iranian oil and imposed sanctions on those who did (these sanctions have since been softened).

United States ally Israel, another of Iran's arch-foes, has pursued a similar strategy after having been presented with intelligence revealing greater rifts between Iranian moderates and hardliners. However, at least as of last week, the Pentagon said those Iranian threats had not led the US military to reposition or add to forces in the Middle East.

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Rohani said that the pressure has strengthened national unity in the country.

Rouhani had warned Trump on Sunday to stop "playing with the lion's tail" and threatening Iran, 'or else you will regret it'.

Prominent Iranian analyst Seed Leilaz downplayed the war of words, saying he thinks it was "the storm before the calm".

"Neither Iran, nor any other country is interested in escalating tensions in the region", he said.

"Right now, the United States is undertaking a diplomatic and financial pressure campaign to cut off the funds that the regime uses to enrich itself and support death and destruction", Pompeo said in his speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley.

Almost a year on, Trump has met Kim - who he once called "Rocket Man" on a "suicide mission" - for a landmark summit, and follow-up talks are underway between the two sides.

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Meanwhile, the tweet was reverberating across the Mideast. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the USA president's "strong stance" after years in which the Iranian "regime was pampered by world powers".

Iran has faced increased USA pressure and possible sanctions since Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from a 2015 worldwide agreement over Iran's nuclear program.

As Trump has done repeatedly, Pompeo blasted the Iran nuclear deal, saying it didn't make Iran more moderate, "it made them wolves in sheep's clothing".

With popular discontent over Iran's faltering economy and sliding currency, and the prospect of tough new USA sanctions, Iran's leaders have called for unity.

Rouhani also suggested Iran could immediately ramp up its production of uranium in response to USA pressure.

"According to Leilaz, Trump's attitude so far has been different from his words" and it's "unlikely such a tweet will have any impact inside Iran". "BE CAUTIOUS!", he wrote.

Mara also noted that Trump also directed violent language toward North Korea - before meeting with Kim Jong Un in Singapore. Norths Foreign Ministry accused the United States of making "gangster-like" demands for its unilateral disarmament.

Military experts have long warned that Iran could use such militias to attack USA troops in places such as Iraq and Syria. The deal called for the lifting of economic sanctions against Iran in exchange for the curtailing of Tehran's nuclear program. "We believe in the path of happiness and progress, resistance and steadfastness in the face of enemies and those who seek our ill".

In comments doubtless unrelated, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday issued a statement calling on overseas Iranians to do everything they can to support the protesters.

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