Trump warns Iran president he ‘better be careful’

US President Donald Trump (C), First Lady Melania Trump (2nd R), Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (3rd L) and his wife Akie Abe (L) prepare to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland as they depart for Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida for the weekend on February 10, 2017.<br />NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP

Donald Trump dialed up the rhetoric against Iran on Friday, warning the country’s president he “better be careful” about his words.

The war-of-words between Tehran and Washington escalated as President Hassan Rouhani and Trump traded threats and warnings.

Rouhani told a crowd of hundreds of thousands marking the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution that “the Iranian people must be spoken to with respect.”

“Iranians will make those using threatening language against this nation regret it,” he said.

“Anyone threatening Iran’s government and armed forces should know that our nation is vigilant.”

Trump was asked about the remarks later, responding that “he better be careful.”

The US president has toughened the rhetoric against Iran considerably since coming to office.

He has also introduced sanctions after an Iranian missile test.

Many in Trump’s inner circle want to see a harder line against Tehran, but have so far shied away from killing a deal that saw Iran get sanctions relief in exchange for curbing its nuclear program.

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  • Jayson DeBrune

    Nice to see that the Trump administration is interpreting the nuclear agreement far more aggressively than the Obama administration, who gave in on every point of contention that Tehran brought up. The Obama administration also ran diplomatic interference for Tehran while the Iranian leadership continuously trashed the U.S. and challenged us at every turn. There was no pushback when Iran seized our sailors who veered off course off Iranian territory while the U.S. paid a hefty ransom to get our sailors back. That sort of appeasement will be a thing of the past, and Iran has some very hard choices to make if it wants the flow of cash released by the West in compliance with the nuclear agreement to continue. So it’s put up or shut up time for the Iranians

    • gtjimoh

      Sorry you are just dreaming, the era of waking up and hearing bombing of other countries are over, at least not with Iranians. All the messes the previous republican presidents created in the middle east is still smelling, telling the world you can do whatever you like with others is not just going to happen. You must learn to give and take, and imbibe the principle of live and let others live.

      • duwdu

        Well said, gtjimoh.


      • Pan

        We are talking about people who would bleed their own for their religion. The nut cases need to be dealt with, unless your okay with how they would deal with your infidelities.

        • gtjimoh

          Who cares what they do to themselves in the name of religion, after all we know what all religions represent to those who follow one. One thing i am sure of is that if you leave them alone, they will leave you alone too, and the world will be better for it. We have to find a better way to stop the current madness, the bombing is not just working, all you have at the end of the day are avengers with all.manner of names.

          • Pan

            Ah, but here’s the rub. Soros is swamping countries with the Muslim refugees, again some good and some bad. Look what is happening to Germany and they are embracing them. /home/discussion/channel-newsforeverybody/the_wrath_of_merkel_shocking_map_shows_all_homicides_rapes_terror_attacks_assaults_by_migrants_to_ge
            And Christianity has evolved from the Crusade day’s and the Islamic religion has not. Unfortunately this has been going on since 636. This will not go away by itself:

          • gtjimoh

            If somebody didn’t engineer the crisis in Syria, believe me there wouldn’t have been refuges in Germany or anywhere else.
            Do you know the engineer? Look no furtherthan your back yard. So nobody should encourage Trump to start engineering future refuges who may be rapist, burglars and worse.

          • Pan

            Confused, so do nothing?

          • gtjimoh

            You know what, Joe Bidden once said about the Iranians “leave the mullahs alone”. So not only the mullahs, include others too who may not necessarily agree with your way of life. That way you win less enemy, and the world will be at peace.
            Just making a common sence.

    • olabisisho

      Iran is not likely to be an easy ride for the US in a military confrontation. A US attack on Iran might be the beginning of an end, who knows?