June 12, 2021

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Trump tells Iranian president to never threaten US again, then issues wild threat: 'You will suffer consequences'

Trump tells Iranian president to never threaten US again, then issues wild threat: 'You will suffer consequences'Donald Trump has responded angrily to Iranian president Hassan Rouhani's suggestion that the US is "playing with the lion's tail" by provoking Iran, telling his counterpart to "never, ever threaten the United States again". Mr Rouhani had told a meeting of his country's diplomats that "America should know that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace, and war with Iran is the mother of all wars". In a late-night response in all-caps on Twitter, the US president said Mr Rouhani would "suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before".

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Nine shot in downtown Toronto, gunman dead: police

Nine shot in downtown Toronto, gunman dead: policeA gunman opened fire in central Toronto on Sunday night, injuring nine people including a child before being shot dead, police reported. Toronto Police said they had responded to a call at around 10:00 pm (0200 GMT Monday) in the city's Greektown district. A young girl is one of the 9 victims," the police department tweeted.

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Donald Trump threatens Iran's president: 'Never, ever threaten the US again or you will suffer'

Donald Trump threatens Iran's president: 'Never, ever threaten the US again or you will suffer'Donald Trump has warned Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president, to never threaten the US again, saying he would not "stand for your demented words".  The US president issued the direct threat on Twitter after the Iranian leader cautioned Mr Trump about pursuing hostile policies against Tehran, saying "war with Iran is the mother of all wars". A war of words has escalated as Iran faces increased US pressure and looming sanctions after Mr Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from a 2015 international deal over Iran's nuclear programme. The rhetoric echoes the threats exchanged between Mr Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un before relations thawed earlier this year.  Using capital letters, Mr Trump told Mr Rouhani to "be cautious". To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2018 Addressing a gathering of Iranian diplomats at the weekend, Mr Rouhani left open the prospect for peace. But he warned: "Mr Trump, don't play with the lion's tail, this would only lead to regret." "America should know that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace, and war with Iran is the mother of all wars," Mr Rouhani said, according to the state new agency IRNA. "You are not in a position to incite the Iranian nation against Iran's security and interests," Mr Rouhani said, in an apparent reference to reported efforts by Washington to destabilise Iran's Islamic government. In Washington, US officials familiar with the matter told Reuters that the Trump administration had launched an offensive of speeches and online communications meant to foment unrest and help pressure Iran to end its nuclear programme and its support of militant groups. Hassan Rouhani warned of the "mother of all wars" Credit: AP Current and former US officials said the campaign painted Iranian leaders in a harsh light, at times using information that is exaggerated or contradicts other official pronouncements, including comments by previous administrations. Mr Rouhani scoffed at Mr Trump's threat to halt Iranian oil exports and said Iran has a dominant position in the Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, a major oil shipping waterway. "Anyone who understands the rudiments of politics doesn't say 'we will stop Iran's oil exports'...we have been the guarantor of the regional waterway's security throughout history," Rouhani said, cited by the semi-official ISNA news agency. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday backed Rouhani's suggestion that Iran may block Gulf oil exports if its own exports are halted. Iran nuclear deal | Related content Mr Rouhani's apparent threat earlier this month to disrupt oil shipments from neighbouring countries came in reaction to efforts by Washington to force all countries to stop buying Iranian oil. Iranian officials have in the past threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz in retaliation for any hostile US action. On Sunday, Iran's ground forces commander became the latest military figure to back Mr Rouhani's apparent threat, the semi-official news agency Tasnim reported. "The Strait of Hormuz region must either be safe for all or be insecure for everyone," said General Kioumars Heydari, quoted by Tasnim. The US has urged its allies to stop Iran oil imports from November Credit: Reuters Separately, a top Iranian military commander warned that the Trump government might be preparing to invade Iran. "The enemy's behaviour is unpredictable," Tasnim quoted military chief of staff General Mohammad Baqeri as saying. "Although the current American government does not seem to speak of a military threat, according to precise information it has been trying to persuade the U.S. military to launch a military invasion (of Iran)," Baqeri said. Iran's oil exports could fall by as much as two-thirds by the end of the year because of new US sanctions, putting oil markets under huge strain amid supply outages elsewhere. Washington initially planned to shut Iran out of global oil markets completely after Mr Trump abandoned the deal that limited Iran's nuclear ambitions, demanding all other countries stop buying Iranian crude by November. But the United States has somewhat eased its stance, saying it may grant sanction waivers to some allies that are particularly reliant on Iranian supplies. (

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