Trump tweeted in all caps, around midnight on Sunday, "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".
The kind of threat that Trump made on Twitter on Sunday could have attracted penalty from the social network for any regular person as Twitter's policy bars users from making threats of violence on its platform.
"The Trump doctrine when it comes to Iran was the Reagan doctrine when it came to the Soviets", Graham, R-S.C., said on Fox News on Monday night. "Now, if you believe that, I have some Florida real estate I could sell you", he said.
Rouhani had said that the Americans should realize well that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace and war with it is mother of all wars. And Iranians have heard them -albeit more civilized ones-for 40 yrs.
But she seemed to downplay concerns about his aggressive posturing, saying Trump has been "pretty strong since day one in his language toward Iran".
Trump's tweet doesn't appear to have been prompted by any notable shift in rhetoric from Iran.
When he was asked during that speech whether it was realistic to think that the Iranian people will be able to take control of the country from what Pompeo described as a "mafia"-like regime, the secretary of state had an easy answer: "Of course".
But Ghaemi, speaking via Skype, said the Trump administration's other policies hurt average Iranians. "They should assert themselves more", he said. More sanctions, specifically targeting Iran's oil industry, will snap back in November.
President Donald Trump was back on Twitter again this week denouncing Iran, this time, in harsh terms and insinuating war or destruction at the hands of the United States. But the White House blamed Rouhani for inciting the war of words with his comment that "America must understand well that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace and war with Iran is the mother of all wars".
"One council member has moved away from the deal", Skoog said of the Trump administration's withdrawal from the 2015 agreement, "so of course that makes it hard for the Council to express itself, but the great majority of Council members and certainly members of the United Nations are fully behind the dealthat was struck".
The White House put the onus of the verbal standoff on Iran and Rouhani.
Trump employed similarly heated rhetoric when responding to threats and missile tests by North Korea past year.