Rouhani states conflict with Iran would be ‘mother of all wars’
Tehran (AFP) – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani warned the United States not to “play with the lion’s tail” on Sunday, saying that conflict with Iran would be the “mom of all wars”.
Addressing his US counterpart Donald Trump, Rouhani explained: “You declare war and then you talk of wanting to support the Iranian individuals.
“You are not able to provoke the Iranian folks towards their possess stability and pursuits,” he said in a televised speech at a collecting of Iranian diplomats in Tehran.
Rouhani repeated his warning that Iran could shut down the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a crucial shipping and delivery lane for global oil materials.
“We have often assured the stability of this strait. Do not perform with the lion’s tail, you will regret it eternally,” he stated.
“Peace with Iran would be the mother of all peace and war with Iran would be the mom of all wars.”
Rouhani spoke in advance of a considerably-trailed speech by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo later on Sunday, seen as element of Washington’s endeavours to foment unrest in opposition to the Islamic governing administration in Iran.
The US is looking for to tighten the financial screws on Iran, abandoning a landmark 2015 nuclear offer and reimposing stringent sanctions.
Washington has also launched concerted propaganda initiatives in Iran, which includes social media strategies, intended to exacerbate well-known discontent.
“Anytime Europe has sought an settlement with us, the White Dwelling has sown discord,” Rouhani reported.
But he extra: “We have to not consider that the White Home will keep on being without end at this stage of opposition to worldwide regulation, towards the Muslim earth.”