In May, Trump announced that the United States is pulling out of the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers and reimposing tough sanctions. Trump also moved to reimpose sanctions lifted by the deal. Rouhani said the president can't have it both ways.
"Peace with Iran would be the mother of all peace and war with Iran would be the mother of all wars".
"The idea that problems can be resolved through negotiations or relations with the United States is a major error", he added.
He accused the United States of working to weaken and "overthrow" the clerical establishment and create divisions in the country.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has promised the "strongest sanctions in history" against Iran in the wake of Trump's unnecessary shredding of the agreement. "The regime is also committed to spreading the Revolution to other countries, by force if necessary", said Pompeo during a highly anticipated address at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.
Neymar Rules Out Transfer Move, Staying At Psg
It has been speculated that PSG may be forced into selling either Neymar or Kylian Mbappe to satisfy UEFA's Financial Fair Play regulations.
Weather: Stormy Saturday night on tap with heavy rain, winds
Highs will be slightly cooler but still think we'll be in the low to mid 90s with heat indices in the upper 90s to around 100°. More of these scattered showers or a T'storm will be rolling through on tonight with lows in the mid-60s.
New York Climate Change Lawsuit Against Oil Firms Thrown Out of Court
The companies won a similar ruling in June that threw out complaints by the cities of San Francisco and Oakland, California. Hagens Berman, for example, is also handling a climate lawsuit against oil companies brought by King County, Washington.
The US has provided a list of 12 demands that says Tehran needs to accept if it seeks relief from Washington's threats. There are elections approaching in the U.S. and while many (rightfully) bemoan the shedding of USA blood and the waste of treasure involved in a war, there is no doubt a war tends to boost a leaders' popularity and votes.
Shortly after Trump's announcement to withdraw, Rouhani threatened to ramp up Iran's enrichment of fissile material. A Trump administration official promised to get the number of countries "importing Iranian crude [oil] down to zero", sparking a backlash in Iran.
"Our hope is that ultimately the regime will make meaningful changes in its behavior both inside Iran and globally", he said.
Iranian officials have in the past threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz in retaliation for any hostile USA action.
US President Donald Trump on Monday retaliated to Iranian supremo Hassan Rouhani's "mother of all wars" threat, saying the middle-eastern nation will have to suffer dire consequences if it tried to cross the US.