Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
header

Iran’s Rouhani warns Trump about ‘mother of all wars’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday cautioned U.S. President Donald Trump about pursuing hostile policies against Tehran, saying “America should know … war with Iran is the mother of all wars,” but he did not rule out peace between the two countries, either.

Iran faces increased U.S. pressure and looming sanctions after Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from a 2015 international deal over Iran’s nuclear program.



Addressing a gathering of Iranian diplomats, Rouhani said: “Mr Trump, don’t play with the lion’s tail, this would only lead to regret,” the state new agency IRNA reported.

“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 which have been at odds since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.



“You are not in a position to incite the Iranian nation against Iran’s security and interests,” Rouhani said, in an apparent reference to reported efforts by Washington to destabilize Iran’s Islamic government.
In Washington, U.S. officials familiar with the matter told Reuters that the Trump administration has launched an offensive of speeches and online communications meant to foment unrest and help pressure Iran to end its nuclear program and its support of militant groups.

Current and former U.S. officials said the campaign paints Iranian leaders in a harsh light, at times using information that is exaggerated or contradicts other official pronouncements, including comments by previous administrations.

Rouhani scoffed at Trump’s threat to halt Iranian oil exports and said Iran has a dominant position in the Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, a major oil shipping waterway.



“Anyone who understands the rudiments of politics doesn’t say ‘we will stop Iran’s oil exports’…we have been the guarantor of the regional waterway’s security throughout history,” Rouhani said, cited by the semi-official ISNA news agency.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday backed Rouhani’s suggestion that Iran may block Gulf oil exports if its own exports are halted.

Rouhani’s apparent threat earlier this month to disrupt oil shipments from neighboring countries came in reaction to efforts by Washington to force all countries to stop buying Iranian oil.

Iranian officials have in the past threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz in retaliation for any hostile U.S. action.

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

“The enemy’s behavior is unpredictable,” military chief of staff General Mohammad Baqeri said, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.



“Although the current American government does not seem to speak of a military threat, according to precise information it has been trying to persuade the U.S. military to launch a military invasion (of Iran),” Baqeri said.

Iran’s oil exports could fall by as much as two-thirds by the end of the year because of new U.S. sanctions, putting oil markets under huge strain amid supply outages elsewhere.



Washington initially planned to totally shut Iran out of global oil markets after Trump abandoned the deal that limited Iran’s nuclear ambitions, demanding all other countries to stop buying its crude by November.

But it has somewhat eased its stance since, saying that it may grant sanction waivers to some allies that are particularly reliant on Iranian supplies.

Readers Comments (0)

Comments are closed.

Wararka xiga

Qalbi aniga waaye: Qiso naxdina oo walaalkeen qabsatey

February, 21, 2019
naxdinWarsame magaciisa saxda ah maaha waa shaqaale ka ...

Muuse Biixi oo loo sheegay inu la shaqeeyo dawlada dhexe

February, 21, 2019
Madaxa maamulka Somaliland oo looga yeetay Itoobiya,ayaa loo ...

Amisom oo laga saarayo xeradii tababarka ciidanka ee Jaalle Siyaad

February, 20, 2019
Ciidanka Afrikaanka ah ee guusha ka keenay la ...

Maxay ka wada hadleen madaxweyne Ismaaciil Cumar iyo Farmaajo

February, 20, 2019
 Madaxweyne Farmaajo ayaa ku sugan caasimada Jabuuti halkaas ...

Maxaa ka jira in Farmaajo Muuse Biixi kula kulmayo Itoobiya

February, 20, 2019
Waxa baryahan jirey warar sheegaya in raiisal wasaaraha ...

Dhacdooyinka

Ilhaan Cumar oo jawaab kulul siisay xagjir Trump

February, 14, 2019
Xildhibaanada laga soo doorto Minasoota ee dalkaasi Maraykanka ...

Muwaadin waxqabad dhaba lagu yaqaaney oo xil la wareegay gobolka Awdal

February, 13, 2019
Dr Maxamed Xaaji Cumar Yaabe oo dad badan ...

Puntland oo ogaatey halka argagixisada dilalka fulisaa isku qariso

February, 13, 2019
Masuuliyiinta Puntland ayaa sheegtay inay ogaadeen halka argagixisada ...

Siyaasi Cali Faarax oo si adag uga hadley dhalinta xustey xasuuqii SNM ee Awdal lagu xirey

February, 12, 2019
Siyaasi Cali Faarax Cabdullaahi ayaa si adag uga ...

Saldhiga Imaaraadka aan Berbera ka siinay kiro maaha: Somaliland

February, 9, 2019
Waxa ilaa in muddo ah soo socotey sheekada ...

Dawlada Somaliya oo dacwad la fuushey maraakiib shisheeye

February, 8, 2019
Dawlada Somaliya ayaa dacwad la fuushey maraaiib ajaaniba ...

Boorama oo laga xusey maalinta madow ee 4-ta Feeberweri ee xasuuqii SNM

February, 4, 2019
Maalintan madow ayaa SNM oo wadata askartii Mingeste ...