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Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani Warns United States Over Diplomatic Hostility

Tehran, July 22: The President of Iran on Sunday warned the US against pursuing conflict with his country. Hassan Rouhani asserted that his country was not seeking to start hostilities with the US, but said it would not shy away from a fight, reports Efe news. “(Iran’s) enemies must understand well that war with Iran is the mother of all wars, and peace with Iran is the mother of all peace,” Rouhani said, speaking at a ceremony attended by Iranian diplomats.

The Iranian leader warned US President Donald Trump “Do not play with the lion’s tail; you will regret it,” and emphasized that Tehran “will respond threat with threat,” as quoted on the website of the Iranian presidency Rouhani downplayed US efforts to persuade other countries not to purchase Iranian oil, saying: “Anybody who knows a little politics doesn’t say he will stop Iran’s oil exports.” In his speech, Rohani also said “You can’t incite Iranian people against Iran’s security,” alluding to statements made by numerous US officials to encourage internal protest movements against the Iranian government. (IANS)