Iran ‘mother of all peace,’ ‘all wars,’Rouhani warns Trump

trump rouhaniIran’s president Hassan Rouhani has urged U.S. President Donald Trump to “make peace” with Iran, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported on Sunday.

The report quotes Rouhani as saying “American must understand well that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace and war with Iran is the mother of all wars.”

Rouhani warned Trump to stop “playing with the lion’s tail” and threatening Iran, “or else you will regret it.”

Trump earlier this year pulled the United States out of the international deal meant to prevent Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon and ordered increased American sanctions.

Trump has suggested Iranian leaders are “going to call me and say ‘let’s make a deal’” but Iran has rejected talks.

Rouhani has previously lashed out against Trump for threatening to re-impose the sanctions, as well as for moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem and banning travel to the U.S. from certain Muslim-majority countries.

AP

  • Rascal

    The mullah have almost run out of cards to play? They are now copying Saddam, and who will be the next Tehran Tom (Bagdad Bob).

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    • Blue Genius

      They certainly have been talking up their war-making capacity lately, indicating a high level of fear. The real question: will their partners hang them out to dry, knowing that they are next? If they get no help, they are surely finished…

      • Niemals

        The real question: will it gets hoter or just continues word war?

        • Blue Genius

          Following the rule that whichever side makes the louder threats is weaker, I would guess that neither side desires a military solution. What this means is that Iran has the task of finding trading partners who are willing to (1) trade with Ian using something other than dollars and (2) are too big or important for the US to slap with secondary sanctions (they have China here) or are already under sanctions (Russia/Syria) or are impossible to sanction for geopolitical reasons (Iraq). The result will be economic pain for Iran, since under this outcome, they cannot entirely replace the purchasing power of pre-sanctions, dollar-based trade.

          The pain either leads to adjustment and growth along a dollarless path, with current leadership in place perhaps, or failure to adjust, followed by political upheaval.

          If they succeed, they would be the first country since the 1970s to carry out international trade without the dollar. Ghadafy had a plan to do this with gold dinars backed by the oil wealth, and the Western powers overthrew him, after earlier negotiating his disarmament. They aren’t necessarily in a position to do this to Iran.

          Then again, considering the implicit threat to dollar dominance, and the longstanding policy of enforcing that dominance by force of arms, war might happen anyway, and in this case it would very hot indeed.

          • Niemals

            We don’t care for the $, our currency is the €. We pay for the oil with €.

            The the louder threats already made an impact on oil prices.

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