Rouhani says conflict with Iran would be 'mother of all wars'

22 July, 2018, 22:50 | Author: Sheila Harris

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani warned the United States not to "play with the lion's tail" on Sunday, saying that conflict with Iran would be the "mother of all wars".

The report quotes Mr Rouhani as saying "American must understand well that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace and war with Iran is the mother of all wars".

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said that no country in the region will export oil if Iran's exports are stopped.

"You can not provoke the Iranian people against their own security and interests", he said in a televised speech at a gathering of Iranian diplomats in Tehran.

Iran is facing increased U.S. pressure and looming sanctions after Mr Trump's decision to pull out of the 2015 worldwide deal meant to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons. During a recent tour, a senior State Department official warned that those failing to reduce Iranian oil imports to "zero" by early November would face U.S. sanctions.

Iran has been roiled by nationwide riots after Mr. Trump pulled out of an global nuclear deal first brokered in 2015 by then-president Barack Obama.

A senior Iranian official also dismissed the campaign, saying the U.S. had sought in vain to undermine the government since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

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Washington has recently attempted to capitalise on internal public discontent in Iran by launching social media campaigns in a bid to increase dissent against the Iranian government. Other Iranian agencies carried similar reports.

A review of the US State Department's Farsi-language Twitter account and its ShareAmerica website reveals a number of posts critical of Tehran over the last month.

"I have long pointed out that it is not possible to count on the words and even the signatures of the Americans, so negotiations with the United States are of no avail", he said.

"Do not forget that we have maintained the security of this waterway [Strait of Hormuz] throughout history".

But some US officials and other experts cautioned that by fueling turmoil in Iran, the US administration could foster greater authoritarian rule and a more aggressive foreign policy, raising the threat of a US-Iran confrontation.

On Wednesday, the chief of Iran's nuclear agency Ali Akbar Salehi said that his country's effort to acquire uranium has resulted in a stockpile of as much as 950 tons.

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