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Trump’s Iran tweet quickly and deservedly became an ALL-CAPS meme

Trump’s Iran tweet quickly and deservedly became an ALL-CAPS meme

Tweeting in almost all capital letters late at night in the United States, Mr Trump respondent to President Rouhani's threats, saying the U.S. is "no longer a country that will stand for your demented words of violence and death".

The tweet follows an apparent warning issued by Iran's President in which he said Americans "must understand that war with Iran is the mother of all wars and peace with Iran is the mother of all peace".

"Peace with Iran would be the mother of all peace and war with Iran would be the mother of all wars".

USA officials familiar with the matter told Reuters that an ongoing communications offensive by the Trump administration was meant to work in conjunction with a sanctions push to foment unrest and help pressure Iran to end its nuclear programme and its support of militant groups.

Trump's comments came after Pompeo, in a major address to the Iranian diaspora in California, said Washington was not afraid to sanction top-ranking leaders of the "nightmare" Iranian regime.

"America should know that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace, and war with Iran is the mother of all wars", Rouhani said, leaving open the possibility of peace between the two countries, at odds since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

"The level of corruption and wealth among regime leaders shows that Iran is run by something that resembles the mafia more than a government", Pompeo said during a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.

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"[Khamenei] said remarks by the president. that "if Iran's oil is not exported, no regional country's oil will be exported" were important remarks that reflect the policy and the approach of [Iran's] system", Khamenei's official website said on Saturday.

Those accusations seem to have prompted Rouhani to counter-attack, in which he questioned whether the US can embrace Iran's people while fighting its government - an idea that was put forth in Pompeo's speech.

The president's tweet suggested he has little patience with the trading of hostile messages with Iran, using exceptionally strong language and writing an all-capitalised message.

Separately, a top Iranian military commander warned that the Trump government might be preparing to invade Iran.

Mr Rouhani previously lashed out against Mr Trump for threatening to re-impose the sanctions, as well as for moving the USA embassy to Jerusalem and banning travel to the USA from certain Muslim-majority countries.

The U.S.is set to reimpose economic sanctions on Iran in coming weeks, which will likely cause new problems for the country's struggling economy.

Rouhani also suggested Iran could immediately ramp up its production of uranium in response to US pressure. Needless to say, Trump's tweet has not been well-received by many Twitter users, who have taken to the social media site to slam his careless tweeting once again.


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