Trump tweeted Sunday that if Iran threatened the U.S.it would "SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE".
"I hope they keep it up", Trump said, "because we're going to have a lot of fun in four months, and we're going to have a lot of fun in 2020 running against that".
He added that Trump "is letting the Iranian president know there's a new sheriff in town". Earlier on Sunday, the Iranian leader had warned Trump to stop "playing with the lion's tail" and threatening Iran, "or else you will regret it".
"I withdrew the United States from the frightful one-sided Iran nuclear deal", he said.
The United States had harsh words for Iran, first in a speech by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, followed by a late-night tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump, who in no uncertain terms made it clear to Tehran that it should not threaten America - now or in the future.
Tehran claims that Trump's belligerent foreign policy has isolated the United States globally, and that the European Union and many other countries stand with Iran.
He said: "The level of corruption and wealth among regime leaders shows that Iran is run by something that resembles the Mafia more than a government". We've been around for millennia & seen fall of empires, incl our own, which lasted more than the life of some countries.
"The EU along with China and Russian Federation have shown that they have political determination to continue implementation of the nuclear deal".
"Their message is that the place is on the verge of overthrowing the Islamic Republic, which has been a claim for the last 40 years and that they, in particular, are the logical democratic, pluralistic replacement". "This will take you nowhere", he said.
Trump's tweet doesn't appear to have been prompted by any notable shift in rhetoric from Iran.
A senior commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard was quoted in Iranian media saying "Iran will resist pressure from the enemies" and that Trump's threats against the country amounted to "psychological warfare", Reuters reported. Trump said in May that he was withdrawing from the agreement signed by the Barack Obama administration.
"There is no need for us to respond to any nonsensical comment and answer back to them", he said.
"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".