Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif took to Twitter Monday, following President Trump’s explosive threat to Iran.
COLOR US UNIMPRESSED: The world heard even harsher bluster a few months ago. And Iranians have heard them —albeit more civilized ones—for 40 yrs. We’ve been around for millennia & seen fall of empires, incl our own, which lasted more than the life of some countries. BE CAUTIOUS!
Trump’s threat: Trump sent a threatening Twitter message to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday night. It read:
Donald J. Trump
✔@realDonaldTrumpTo 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!
Earlier Monday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters that Trump was responding to comments made by Iran.
Iran’s president had warned Trump not to “play with the lion’s tail, because you will regret it eternally.” Rouhani also floated the possibility of a peaceful relationship with the US, in remarks reported by Iranian state media.