Trump, Iran drama escalates -- via Twitter

The Latest: Schumer chides Trump for heated rhetoric on Iran

The Latest: Schumer chides Trump for heated rhetoric on Iran

"But we're ready to make a real deal, not the deal that was done by the previous administration, which was a disaster".

Trump warned Iranian leadership, in a tweet in all capital letters, to never threaten the U.S again, or suffer the consequences.

Tensions escalated between the Trump administration and Iran, even as Iranians put pressure on their government. He also noted that the first round of new US sanctions will begin on August 4, followed by another round on November 4.

Following President Trump's strong warning to Iranian leaders Sunday, Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio) reprimanded President Trump in a tweet Monday by saying most of the American population thinks he has lost his mind. This response reflects a long-held Iranian view that Republicans are easier to deal with than Democrats, less beholden to such inconvenient ideas as human rights, and more attuned to the needs of the oil industry. We've been around for millennia & seen fall of empires, incl our own, which lasted more than the life of some countries.

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The White House has blamed Iranian president Hassan Rouhani for inciting a war of words with U.S. leader Donald Trump, who warned that verbal threats could escalate into military conflict with America.

This could be a significant long-term aspect of Trump's position on Iran, if he feels that presenting Iran's behavior as improving is important to defending his decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal.

"Reckless Iran rhetoric creates risks - especially if words are unbacked by actionable strategy", Senator Richard Blumenthal said.

The secretary accused Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's head of state, of maintaining a personal off-the-books hedge fund worth $95 billion.

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Asked on Monday whether he had concerns about provoking Iran, Mr. Trump said, "None at all".

The State Department, though, says no known member of the Iranian exile group was invited to Pompeo's speech. And Saudi Arabia, whose leaders have worked to build a cozy relationship with Trump, has been after Trump to curb Iran's influence in the region.

He told the ILNA news agency in a separate interview that any economic package by the European Union, Russia and China should "guarantee Iran's interests" if the 2015 nuclear agreement is going to continue to exist.

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