(Persia Digest) - Donald Trump's implicit threat of a military strike against Iran was met with several different reactions in the world. On Monday, he tweeted a warning to the Iranian President to ‘NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE.’
Following this tweet, Wendy Sherman, under-secretary of state for political affairs under Obama, also tweeted: “If past is prologue, Trump will be sending Bolton to Tehran to arrange a Rouhani summit! The JCPOA supported the Iranian people and ensured our security. Tweets won’t get a better deal.”
The Democrats at the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs also tweeted: “DON’T BE DISTRACTED BY ALL CAPS,” said the tweet from the committee Democrats, led by Rep. Eliot L. Engel (D-N.Y.). “WE’RE NOT ATTACKING IRAN. BUT RUSSIA *DID* ATTACK OUR 2016 ELECTIONS TO HELP DONALD TRUMP, AND IS DOING SO AGAIN. TRUMP REFUSES TO HOLD RUSSIA ACCOUNTABLE AND SIDES WITH PUTIN OVER OUR INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY.”
But the current President of the UN Security Council stressed the need to stop the verbal tensions between Iran and the United States and said the issue will be raised at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday.
On the other hand, some well-known Twitter users, including reporters from the NBC news network, have called on the social network to suspend Trump’s account for his Iran threats. Chief Global Correspondent for NBC News, Bill Neely, and Stephanie Ruhle, NBC News correspondent, have tweeted separately about Trump, saying: “This tweet violates the Twitter rules.”
China and Armenia called for the elimination of tensions between Tehran and Washington through peaceful means, and a spokesperson for the German Foreign Ministry also said that the threat of war has never been profitable, calling for Iran and America to be restrained.
The Russian media called Trump’s threats hollow bluffs, and the UK media wrote that Washington's anti-Iran rhetoric and pressures will not will not bring about regime change in Tehran; it will only weaken the moderates in the country. Meanwhile, Reuters reported an increase in oil prices following the deteriorating situation in Iran-US relations and a 24-hour strike on British oil and gas platforms in the North Sea.
You can read the Iranian Foreign Minister’s tweet in response to Trump today here.
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