US President Donald Trump and his secretary for foreign affairs, Mike Pompeo, have taken a tough turn to the government of Iran on Monday.
President Trump spoke in bold terms against Iran and President Rouhani. “Never threaten the US again or there are consequences that only a few have experienced in history,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
“We are no longer a country that allows you to accept your insane words of violence and death.
Pompeo compared the Iranian government with a criminal organization. “Iran seems to be governed by the mafia instead of a government.” He also accused the leaders of Iran of “corruption and self-enrichment”.
Iran’s political leaders such as President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif are, according to Pompeo, “nothing more than nomads of Ayatollah (Ali Khomeini, ed.) To preserve international deception”.
The US Secretary of State said it is up to the Iranian people themselves to determine how the country is going. “The United States will support the Iranian population and their voice has been ignored for too long.”
According to Pompeo, the Trump government is working to reduce the import of oil from Iran. Ultimately, the United States should no longer buy oil from the country in the Middle East at all.
Pompeo made his statements during a speech in California. The audience consisted largely of Americans of Iranian origin. On Sunday, Rouhani had warned President Trump because of his hostile policy against Tehran.
‘Mother of all wars’
Trump and Pompeo respond to a speech from Rouhani last weekend. The Iranian president warned that a battle with Iran could result in “the mother of all wars”. Trump had no longer to “play with the lion’s tail” from his Iranian counterpart, otherwise the US would “regret” it.
Iran threatened to put the cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on hold earlier this month, after the US imposed a boycott on trade with Iran. The US also called on allies to move away from Iranian oil.
Trump withdrew the US earlier this year from the core agreement concluded in 2015.
To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2018