By Reuters – Jul 24,2018 – JORDAN TIMES
This combination of photos created on Monday shows US President Donald Trump speaking during a Cabinet meeting on July 18 at the White House in Washington, DC, and President Hassan Rouhani giving a speech on Iranian TV in Tehran in a handout photo provided by the Iranian presidency on May 2 (AFP photo)
WASHINGTON/ANKARA — US President Donald Trump told Iran it risked dire consequences “the like of which few throughout history have suffered before” if the Islamic Republic made more threats against the United States.
His words, spelled out in capital letters in a late night Twitter message, came hours after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told Trump that hostile policies towards Tehran could lead to “the mother of all wars.”
Despite the heightened rhetoric, both sides have reasons to want to avoid starting a conflict that could easily escalate.