Iran dismisses Trump's explosive threat to country's leader

Iran dismisses Trump's explosive threat to country's  leaderTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians on Monday shrugged off the possibility that a bellicose exchange of words between President Donald Trump and his Iranian counterpart could escalate into military conflict, but expressed growing concern America's stepped-up sanctions could damage their fragile economy.


Russian foreign minister visiting Israel Monday for Syria talks

Russian foreign minister visiting Israel Monday for Syria talksRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Moscow’s military chief of staff will arrive in Israel later Monday for talks on the conflict in neighbouring Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. Netanyahu said at the start of a cabinet meeting that Russian President Vladimir Putin requested the meeting with Lavrov and General Valery Gerasimov “in a conversation with me a few days ago”. The two leaders have held a number of discussions in recent months on the Syrian conflict and Iran’s military presence there, which Israel opposes.


Donald Trump's tweet to the Iranian President is over 200 capital letters of pure rage

Donald Trump's tweet to the Iranian President is over 200 capital letters of pure rageDonald Trump writing an angry tweet aimed at a world leader isn't particularly unusual at this point. But the caps-filled one he posted to Iranian President Rouhani in the early hours of Monday morning is pretty out there, even by his standards. SEE ALSO: Stephen Colbert brutally roasts Trump’s 'double negative' defense Welcome to international relations in 2018: 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. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2018 Okay, so a bit of context for that barrage. Trump's tweet was in response to an earlier statement made by President Rouhani and released on Iran's news agency Irna, in which he warned Trump: "Do not play with fire, or you will regret." "Rouhani said that the Americans should come to realize that establishing peace with Iran is the mother of all peace and waging war with the country is mother of all wars," reads the statement, which was released following steadily building tensions between the two countries. Clearly Trump had some issues with the statement, which led to him to post the tweet above. As many people have since pointed out, it looks like this tweet from September 2013 might be getting a few more shares today… Remember what I previously said—Obama will someday attack Iran in order to show how tough he is. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 25, 2013 Some tweets just don't age well.  WATCH: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No. It's an inflatable Trump baby flying around London