We’ve Been Around For Millennia, BE CAUTIOUS! Zarif Warns Trump


TEHRAN — Iranian Foreign Minis­ter Mohammad Javad Zarif warns US President Donald Trump to be cautious after he threatened the Islamic Republic with incredible hardships in a Tweet.

“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, including our own, which lasted more than the life of some countries. BE CAUTIOUS! ,” Tweeted Zarif on Monday.

Late on Sunday, Trump threat­ened Iran with what “few through­out history have suffered before.”

Earlier on Sunday, President Hassan Rouhani of Iran said the United States should know that peace with Iran will be the mother of all peace while war with the country will be the mother of all wars.

President Rouhani says the US should know peace with Iran will be the mother of all peace and war with the country will be the mother of all wars.

“The Americans should learn well that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace and war with Iran is the mother of all wars,” President Rouhani said in a series of sharp remarks aimed at the US.

Under the administration of President Donald Trump, the US has taken an increasingly hostile approach toward Iran.

On May 8, Trump unilaterally withdrew the US from a 2015 multi­lateral nuclear deal with Iran over the objections of Europe as well as Russia and China — the other par­ties to the deal, which is officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

The withdrawal entailed not only the re-imposition of sanctions on Iran but also the so-called sec­ondary sanctions on third coun­tries. Some of those sanctions will take effect after a 90-day wind-down period ending on August 6, and the rest after a 180-day wind-down period ending on November 4.

Most recently, the Trump White House has announced that it seeks to supposedly bring Iran’s oil sales down to “zero.”

Iranian officials have said the US measures equal an “economic war” on Iran. On Saturday, Zarif said the Islamic Republic has man­aged to thwart the Iranophobia plot hatched by Israel and the US through relying on the guidelines of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

Iran opens missile production line

The head of Iranian volunteer Basij forces says the United States is not in a position to threaten Iran, dismissing President Donald Trump’s pugna­cious Tweeter message addressed to President Has­san Rouhani as “psychological warfare.”

“Trump’s statements against Iran are psychological war­fare. He is not in a position to act against Iran,” Brigadier-General Gholam-Hossein Gheibparvar said on Monday.

Trump has threatened Iran with hardship “the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before” as the United States launched a campaign meant to foment un­rest in the Islamic Republic.

Gheibparvar said the Iranian people and Armed Forces will stand up to the enemies, and will not back down, adding “our belief is that the way to felicity and progress is to resist and withstand ill-wishers and enemies.”

“We will not step away from our revolutionary principles and beliefs, and will stand up to expansionists, arrogant pow­ers, and bullies,” he said.

“Those who fear this crazy president’s psychological warfare will know that America will not be content with any­thing less than our annihilation,” the commander added.

On Monday, Iran unveiled the mass-production line of a medium-range air-to-air missile, dubbed Fakour, in the pres­ence of Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami.

Hatami said the missile was being manufactured for the first time in Iran, adding the projectile had been designed and produced using state-of-the-art technology, and could be engaged against various aggressive aircraft within its opera­tional range.

He also called the missile’s mass production a key step towards enhancing the country’s defensive power and effec­tive deterrence capability.

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