"NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE", he said on Twitter in a direct message to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. But he also said Saudi Arabia still needs to "change its actions, let go of obstinacy and be willing to have relations". As Iranian Americans, our voices are particularly vital when it comes to the USA government's efforts regarding our ancestral homeland.
"Threats bring us together", Rohani said, while adding that "we will definitely defeat America".
"The US seeks the return of the situation and their status before the (1979 Islamic) revolution in Iran", said Khamenei.
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"Negotiations with the Europeans should not be stopped, but we should not be just waiting for the European package, but instead we should follow up on necessary activities inside the country [against U.S. sanctions]", Khamenei said.
"Iranian opposition in exile is too fractured, too disconnected from the country's realities, and basically beyond fix. If this happened, this would be considered as a gift for Iran as a response for the US sanctions imposed by the US President Donald Trump on Iranian oil exports".
The Iranian government issued a stern warning to President Donald Trump that his aggressive posturing and hawkish policies could lead to military conflict. But in a split with European allies, Trump said in May that the deal was a disaster and chose to leave the pact.
Allies of the United States who were cosigners of JCPOA, we well as Russian President Vladimir Putin, who also signed the agreement, have unanimously condemned Trump's decision.
The group is despised by many Iranians for collaborating with Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein during the bloody 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War.