Unic Press UK: The United States president Donald Trump has threatened the Islamic Republic of Iran, writing on Twitter that should Iran desire a fight, “that will be the official end of Iran.”
If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019
On Saturday, the Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif voiced that no war would break out in the Middle East, reiterating the position of Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei that there would be no war.
“As Leader of the Islamic Revolution has also announced, we are certain that no war will break out because neither we want a war, nor has anyone the idea or illusion that it can confront Iran in the region,” Zarif told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Saturday.
It remains unclear what precisely prompted Trump’s tweet though tensions have been mounting in the Middle East between the U.S. and Iran. And the U.S. has amassed a massive military presence near Iran with its San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock carrying U.S. Marines, the USS Arlington and a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, the USS Abraham Lincoln and several other combat-ready military equipment and personnel.
In 2018, Trump also threatened Iran that serious consequences would befall the Islamic Republic.
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