This week the president of Iran served up a warning for the U.S.:
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday cautioned U.S. President Donald Trump about pursuing hostile policies against Tehran, saying “war with Iran is the mother of all wars”, but did not rule out peace between the two countries.
“America should know that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace, and war with Iran is the mother of all wars,” Rouhani said, leaving open the possibility of peace between the two countries, at odds since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
“You are not in a position to incite the Iranian nation against Iran’s security and interests,” Rouhani said, in an apparent reference to reported efforts by Washington to destabilize Iran’s Islamic government.
In an apparent reaction to those comments from Rouhani, Trump took to Twitter to serve up this reaction late Sunday night:
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
Well, there it is…
— Robert Costa (@costareports) July 23, 2018
Context for this Trump tweet >> Rouhani said today, “America should know that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace, and war with Iran is the mother of all wars.” https://t.co/AsWwVtxyXh https://t.co/9jUT3Gu8kn
— Andrew Desiderio (@desiderioDC) July 23, 2018
The Resistance (and others) were alarmed by Trump’s tweeted response:
Where are the fallout shelters in and around Dallas https://t.co/tu09R51FoN
— Will Johnson (@OpTic_BigTymeR) July 23, 2018
Not to mention, the man is one big orange empty threat. https://t.co/00hcl6J2RA
— John Aravosis (@aravosis) July 23, 2018
Trump refuses to say anything like this to Russia, even though they did more than threaten us–they attacked and undermined our election and continue to mount cyberattacks on a regular basis. Why is Trump so soft on Russia, when he talks tough to other adversaries? https://t.co/hkk86PBQXY
— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) July 23, 2018
A tweet like this will likely precede a nuclear launch, if it comes. We live in horrific, deranged times. https://t.co/ZOitt9yyZg
— John Iadarola (@johniadarola) July 23, 2018
Oh fuckkkkk we're really all gonna get turned to ash before the next season of Discovery, aren't we? https://t.co/4WsVe20LcL
— Jordan Hoffman (@jhoffman) July 23, 2018
— Tune 🏁 (@CartuneNetwerk) July 23, 2018
Forcibly moving the big hand on the doomsday clock to own the libs https://t.co/aLNp9s9u9F
— Jared Rizzi (@JaredRizzi) July 23, 2018
he's tweeting in ALL CAPS late at night threatening nuclear annihilation. Oh. Dear. God. https://t.co/viVj2hFcNt
— Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) July 23, 2018
Rouhani: I read The Art of the Deal.
Rouhani: It gave me valuable insight into why you see the world in destructive, zero-sum terms.
— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) July 23, 2018
WHAT ARE THESE ALL CAPS CONSEQUENCES?! IS IT DEATH?! BECAUSE HISTORICALLY THAT'S NOT AN OBSCURE CONSEQUENCE! BUT MAYBE YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT TWITTER SUSPENSION FOR HEADS OF STATE AFTER REPEATED T.O.S. VIOLATIONS, WHICH APPARENTLY IS! https://t.co/OJiAMrfzVL
— Elizabeth Spiers (@espiers) July 23, 2018
Trump’s tweet has even been reported for potential suspension or banning:
— Warren Leight (@warrenleightTV) July 23, 2018