Iran will resist Trump’s ‘psychological warfare’: Senior Guards commander

Trump reacted in a late Sunday night Twitter message written in capitals, telling Rouhani to “never, ever threaten the United States again” or face the consequences. (File photo: AFP)
Updated 23 July 2018
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Iran will resist Trump’s ‘psychological warfare’: Senior Guards commander

  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that Trump’s hostile policies toward Tehran could lead to “the mother of all wars”
  • Trump reacted in tweet telling Rouhani to “never, ever threaten the US again”

ANKARA: Overnight threats by President Donald Trump against Iran amount to “psychological warfare,” and Tehran will continue to resist 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,” Iranian Students News Agency ISNA reported Gholamhossein Gheybparvar as saying.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that Trump’s hostile policies toward Tehran could lead to “the mother of all wars,” according to a report by state new agency IRNA.
Trump reacted in a late Sunday night Twitter message written in capitals, telling Rouhani to “never, ever threaten the United States again” or face the consequences.
US officials familiar with the matter told Reuters that 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.


US forces to stay in Iraq as long as needed

Updated 49 min 27 sec ago
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US forces to stay in Iraq as long as needed

  • US forces will stay in Iraq “as long as needed” to help stabilize regions previously controlled by Daesh
  • Spokesman said they were required to help with the stabilization of the area

ABU DHABI: US forces will stay in Iraq “as long as needed” to help stabilize regions previously controlled by Daesh, a spokesman for the US-led international coalition fighting the militants said on Sunday.
“We’ll keep troops there as long as we think they’re needed ... The main reason, after Daesh is defeated militarily is the stabilization efforts and we still need to be there for that, so that’s one of the reasons we’ll maintain a presence,” Col. Sean Ryan told a news conference in Abu Dhabi.