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Iran’s Rouhani warns Trump: ‘war with Iran is the mother of all wars’

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Tehran, July 23: Iran President Hassan Rouhani Sunday did not rule out peace between two countries while simultaneously warning US President Donald Trump about following hostile policies against Tehran, and adding that a ‘America should know peace with Iran is mother of all peace, and war with Iran is the mother of all wars’.

US has been pressuring Iran with looming sanctions after Trump’s decision to withdraw United States from a 2015 international deal over Iran’s nuclear program.

Comparing to himself to a lion,  Rouhani in a hit at Trump said, “Mr Trump, don’t play with the lion’s tail, this would only lead to regret” while addressing a gathering of Iranian diplomats.

Meanwhile, the head of Iran's Basij militia today dismissed threats by US President Donald Trump as "psychological warfare", local media reported.

"Trump's statements against Iran are psychological warfare. He is not in a position to act against Iran," said General Gholam Hossein Gheypour, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

His comments followed an all-caps salvo from Trump on Twitter yesterday, in which he wrote: "never, ever threaten the united states again or you will suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before."

Earlier yesterday, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani had warned Trump not to "play with the lion's tail," saying that conflict with Iran would be the "mother of all wars".

"Those who fear this crazy president's psychological warfare will know that America will not be content with anything less than our annihilation," said Gheypour.

But he said the Iranian "people and the armed forces will stand up against our enemies and will not come up short."

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