In Latest War of Words Salvo, Iran Slams Trump's 'Psychological Warfare'

Trump says Iran should 'never threaten U.S. again' or suffer from 'consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before'

Iranian lawmakers burn two pieces of papers representing the U.S. flag and the nuclear deal as they chant slogans against the U.S. at the parliament in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, May 9, 2018
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Overnight threats by U.S. President Donald Trump against Iran amount to "psychological warfare" and Tehran will continue to resists its enemies, a senior commander of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards was quoted as saying on Monday.

"We will never abandon our revolutionary beliefs ... we will resist pressure from enemies... America wants nothing less than (to) destroy Iran ... (but) Trump cannot do a damn thing against Iran," Irani's ISNA agency reported Gholamhossein Gheybparvar as saying.

Trump warned President Hassan Rohani on Monday to stop threatening the United States or face the consequences, a day after Rohani cautioned that hostile policies toward Tehran could lead to "the mother of all wars."

Trump reacted in a late Sunday night Twitter message written in capitals, telling Rouhani to "never, ever threaten the United States again."

U.S. officials said an ongoing communications offensive by the Trump administration was meant to work in conjunction with a sanctions push to foment unrest and help pressure Iran to end its nuclear program and its support of militant groups.