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.
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The sanctions would start with a universal ban on Iran over buying or acquiring U.S. dollars which will come into force in August. At the same time, in order to deal with the sanction from US, Iran says they will allow the private business to export crude oil.
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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.