Latest Trump-Iran Tensions

Latest Trump-Iran Tensions

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says there's no need to respond to US President Donald Trump's "empty threats".

In his latest salvo, Trump tweeted late on Sunday, July 22 that hostile threats from Iran could bring dire consequences. Reuters also said, "the [Trump] campaign paints Iranian leaders in a harsh light, at times using information that is exaggerated or contradicts other official pronouncements, including comments by previous administrations."Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday gave a speech at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California where he condemned the Iranian leadership".

And Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, the 2016 Democratic vice presidential candidate, called the Twitter blast from the White House "another warning sign that Trump is blundering toward war with Iran".

"This is a moment in history". Or when the U.S. Navy fired warning shots at speedy Iranian military boats.

On May 8, President Trump withdrew the United States from the accord struck under his predecessor Barack Obama and pledged "the highest level of economic sanction" against Iran, calling it "the leading state sponsor of terror".

Tehran claims that Trump's belligerent foreign policy has isolated the United States globally, and that the European Union and many other countries stand with Iran. We've been around for millennia & seen fall of empires, incl our own, which lasted more than the life of some countries.

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Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Commander Mohammad Bagheri also vowed to implement a "strong, unimaginable and regrettable" response from Tehran.

"The reality is he's such an erratic President that you could see him dropping bombs on Iran or you could see him trying to build hotels in Iran", said Karim Sadjadpour, an Iran expert at the Carnegie Endowment.

"The EU along with China and Russian Federation have shown that they have political determination to continue implementation of the nuclear deal". Iran has insisted it will not renegotiate the deal.

But some of Iran's neighbors who are US allies clearly support putting pressure on Iran. Analysts say activists inside Iran see a connection between the global tensions and the worsening economics.

Tensions escalated between the Trump administration and Iran, even as Iranians put pressure on their government.

He said, his administration stands ready for Iran to come back to the negotiating table, adding that the USA is ready to make a deal, not like the one done by the previous Obama administration.

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