Trump warns Iran ‘Never, EVER threaten America again’

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Twitter went in a frenzy late Sunday, when President Trump abruptly sent an all-caps warning to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, threatening ‘consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before.’

“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!” Trump tweeted.

The tweet, sent just before midnight on the East Coast, came after Rouhani issued a warning to Trump earlier in the day about the possibility of “the mother of all wars” should he pursue aggressive policies.

Journalists, politicos, celebrities, and others appeared to be caught off guard.

Rouhani earlier warned Trump to stop “playing with the lion’s tail” and threatening Iran, “or else you will regret it.”

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

Trump has suggested Iranian leaders are “going to call me and say ‘let’s make a deal'” but Iran has rejected talks.

Rouhani has previously lashed out against Trump for threatening to re-impose the sanctions, as well as for moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem and banning travel to the U.S. from certain Muslim-majority countries.

Rouhani also said that a peace with Tehran is like “the mother of all peace.”

Sources told Reuters that U.S. officials have launched an effort to foment unrest in Tehran and put pressure on the country’s leaders to end its nuclear program.

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