President Trump threatened on Tuesday that any attack that Iran might carry out “on anything American” would result in the “obliteration” of parts of Iran. This is Trump's response to comments by President Hassan Rouhani who said that the White House was “mentally retarded.”
In a series of Tweets, President Trump wrote: Iran leadership doesn’t understand the words “nice” or “compassion,” they never have. Sadly, the thing they do understand is Strength and Power, and the USA is by far the most powerful Military Force in the world, with 1.5 Trillion Dollars invested over the last two years alone."
"The wonderful Iranian people are suffering, and for no reason at all. Their leadership spends all of its money on Terror, and little on anything else. The U.S. has not forgotten Iran’s use of IED’s & EFP’s (bombs), which killed 2000 Americans, and wounded many more," the president continued in another tweet.
He added: "Iran’s very ignorant and insulting statement, put out today, only shows that they do not understand reality. Any attack by Iran on anything American will be met with great and overwhelming force. In some areas, overwhelming will mean obliteration. No more John Kerry & Obama!"
In a televised address on Tuesday, President Hassan Rouhani “Today, the Americans have become desperate and confused. This has made them take unusual measures and talk nonsense.”
He added: "The White House’s actions mean it is mentally retarded."
According to the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA), President Rouhani told French President Emmanuel Macron in a phone call that Iran was not looking for war with America. But he said that "If the Americans want to violate the waters or airspace of Iran again, Iran's armed forces have a duty to confront them and they will have a decisive clash."
Furthermore, the United States president, including his officials are still pushing for "real negotiations" regardless of the ongoing heat. However, the president warned in a tweet, saying:
"I think a lot of restraint has been shown by us - a lot of restraint - and that doesn't mean we're going to show it in the future."