Just days after the President criticized the "Fake News Media" for not recognizing his diplomacy skills, Trump tweeted that Iran would "suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before" if it threatened the U.S.
Rouhani scoffed at 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.
Mike Pompeo said the Iran regime has been a nightmare for its people. AFP
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said at the weekend that the USA was not afraid to sanction top-ranking leaders of the "nightmare" Iranian regime, pursuing a strategy aimed at Iranian compliance with stringent U.S. demands.
Rouhani had said Sunday that "American must understand well that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace and war with Iran is the mother of all wars".
"Those who fear this insane president's psychological warfare will know that America will not be content with anything less than our annihilation", said Gheypour.
Mr Trump alleged that the deal did not restrict Iran's "destabilising activities" in the region enough, and could not detect or prevent any breaking of the terms of the deal. "The United States is with you", he said.
In the days before Trump's tweet, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told an Iranian group in California that Iran's government leaders were nothing more than "polished front men". He called the religious leaders of Iran "hypocritical holy men" who amassed vast sums of wealth while allowing their people to suffer, part of a highly critical broadside issued as the republic approached the 40th anniversary of its Islamic revolution and the US prepared to reimpose the economic sanctions.
Overnight threats by President Donald Trump against Iran amount to "psychological warfare", and Tehran will continue to resist its enemies, a senior commander of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards was quoted as saying on Monday. "We're about three months out from the most successful diplomatic relations with Iran in decades of USA policy". The United States supports you. Pompeo, in his speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum also called the religious leaders of Iran "hypocritical holy men" who amassed vast sums of wealth while allowing their people to suffer.
There are an estimated 250,000 Iranian-Americans in southern California.
Pompeo called on "all governments to end their flirtations" with Iran's regime, and said "there's more to come" in terms of sanctions. He assured them that the Trump administration shared their dreams for the people of Iran.
The top USA diplomat said the United Sates is not afraid to pressure the Iranian government at its highest level as he urged all US allies to join in financially suppressing the government. Potentially that would escalate the very situation the nuclear deal sought to avoid - an Iran with a stockpile of enriched uranium that could lead to making atomic bombs. "This especially goes for our allies in the Middle East and Europe, people who have themselves been terrorised by the violent regime's activity for decades", he said.