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Rouhani says Trump’s ‘empty threats’ not worth a response

July 25, 2018

COMBO - This combination of two pictures shows U.S. President Donald Trump, left, on July 22, 2018, and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Feb. 6, 2018. In his latest salvo, Trump tweeted late on Sunday, July 22 that hostile threats from Iran could bring dire consequences. This was after Iranian President Rouhani remarked earlier in the day that “American must understand well that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace and war with Iran is the mother of all wars.” Trump tweeted: “NEVER EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKE OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE.” (AP Photo)

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says there’s no need to respond to President Donald Trump’s “empty threats.”

Rouhani’s remarks Wednesday were his first since Trump warned the Iranian leader of dire consequences for threatening the United States.

Rouhani told his Cabinet that there are “baseless comments and empty threats” by “some U.S. leaders.”

He added: “There is no need for us to respond to any nonsensical comment and answer back to them.”

Rouhani also said: “We should respond to them with action.”

He added Iran’s “strongest response to their cheap comments” would be “indifference to their plots and choosing to resist and foil their schemes.”

Trump tweeted Sunday if Iran threatened the U.S., it would “suffer consequences.” He tempered this Tuesday, saying “we’re ready to make a real deal” with Iran.

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