The possibility of closing the Bab al-Mandab and Hormuz straits pose a threat no less serious than others coming from Tehran and Hezbollah
Rohani cites 1980s war with Iraq, when a wartime supreme council was able to bypass other branches to make decisions regarding the economy and the war, IRNA news agency reports
Iraq remains economically dependent on Iran which complicates Washington's hopes of forcing the country to adopt an actively anti-Iranian policy
Even if Trump's instinct tells him it's best to avoid war with Iran, no one can be certain of his intentions - not even Netanyahu
This comes a week after Iran officially stopped some commitments under the international nuclear accord, that said Tehran was allowed to produce low-enriched uranium with a 300-kg limit
Any transit through the Strait of Hormuz carries the risk of a catastrophic mistake by either side spinning out of control
Iraq's populist Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said that any political party that would involve Iraq in a U.S.-Iran war 'would be the enemy of the Iraqi people'
Mohammad Javad Zarif posted his own message Monday on Twitter, saying Trump had been 'goaded' into 'genocidal taunts'
'Never threaten the United States again,' the U.S. president tweeted, as Gulf tensions mount
He convinced Trump that Tehran will capitulate to crippling sanctions and a credible military threat – but the ayatollahs disagree