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.


Israeli police arrest 19 Palestinians at Jerusalem holy site

Updated 20 February 2019
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Israeli police arrest 19 Palestinians at Jerusalem holy site

JERUSALEM: Israeli police say they have arrested 19 Palestinians as clashes broke out at a contested Jerusalem holy site.
Police say dozens of Palestinians participated in a prayer protest Tuesday, attempting to breach a section of the compound that has been closed by Israeli court order for years.
Palestinian medics reported that several protesters were injured in the standoff.
The incident follows a similar scuffle on Monday in which Palestinians tried to break the gate that Israel placed on the closed area last week.
The compound, revered by Jews as the Temple Mount and by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary, is considered the holiest place in Judaism and the third holiest in Islam.
Any trace of Israeli security interference in the shrine, home to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, can ignite violence.