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The Iranian Foreign Minister Just Responded to Donald Trump’s Attack

The Iranian Foreign Minister Just Responded to Donald Trump’s Attack

Javad Zarif Twitter REsponse

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif just responded to Donald Trump’s Twitter attack, saying that Iran is “unimpressed” with the U.S. President’s attack on the country.

Zarif wrote on Twitter, “COLOR US UNIMPRESSED.” He added that the country has “been around for millennia & seen fall of empires, incl our own.”

Zarif’s tweet came in response to Trump’s late night, all-caps rant against the Middle Eastern nation. Trump wrote, “NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN,” and added that any new threats “CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE.”

It’s hard to tell whether or not the president would consider Zarif’s tweet another threat. Regardless, it’s difficult to take President Trump seriously, considering how many times he has threatened a person or country with no action afterward.

In a press briefing on Monday, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that President Trump wasn’t responsible for rising tensions in Iran. Rather, she stated, “The president’s responding to Iran and he’s not going to allow them to continue to make threats against America. If anybody is inciting anything, look no further than to Iran.”

Trump’s incendiary tweet last night came in response to a warning from Iranian president Hassan Rouhani. He said on Sunday that any “war with Iran is the mother of all wars.” In addressing Trump directly, Rouhani stated, “Mr. Trump, don’t play with the lion’s tail. This would only lead to regret.”

It appears that Trump isn’t heeding the warning. For their part, Trump’s critics attempted to figure out what the President’s motive was in his tweet. Senator Bernie Sanders commented on Twitter:

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Bloomberg News political reporter Sahil Kapur added:

Trump hasn’t responded to the Iranian foreign minister’s comment but given his nature, we can expect to see something by the end of the day.

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