Sen. Graham Says Trump Told Iran: 'There's a New Sheriff in Town'

25 July, 2018, 21:00 | Author: Donnie King
  • The Latest: Schumer chides Trump for heated rhetoric on Iran

According to Reuters, Iran has been experiencing mounting pressure from the the form of sanctions after the decision made by President Trump in May to exit the 2015 agreement with Iran involving its nuclear program.

Mr Trump tweeted on Sunday that if Iran threatened the USA, it would "suffer consequences".

As CBS News correspondent Elizabeth Palmer reports, on Tuesday a spokesman for Iran's Foreign Ministry said there would be "equal countermeasures" if the USA pushes ahead with attempts to block Iranian oil exports.

The US is regularly suspected of backing the idea of regime change, but analysts say its current stance may simply be an attempt to pivot after a week of dire headlines over Trump's much-maligned summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin and a relative lack of progress on North Korea.

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on July 24 declined to comment directly on Trump's threats against Iran, but he voiced his own concerns about Iranian actions in the Middle East, including Tehran's support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and for Huthi rebels fighting the government in Yemen. He's trying to show Iranians that the Trump administration backs those opposing the Iranian leadership.

"We have a bit of a Goldilocks problem when it comes to Iran on a number of levels, and this is one of them", she said.

" 'Remember what I previously said - Obama will someday attack Iran in order to show how tough he is, ' " Kimmel added, quoting a Trump tweet from September 2013.

"Reckless Iran rhetoric creates risks - especially if words are unbacked by actionable strategy", Senator Richard Blumenthal said.

Trump's late-night tweet addressed Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and went into a sharply worded warning in all capital letters of a massive yet unspecified American response if Iran ever threatened the United States again. His forthcoming book is called The Iran Agenda Today.

He tempered these remarks on Tuesday, saying: "We're ready to make a real deal" with Iran.

More Trump tweeting: "Remember what I previously said".

But Ghaemi, speaking via Skype, said the Trump administration's other policies hurt average Iranians.

Democrats have expressed alarm about Trump's Iran bluster. They apparently have struck an informal deal under which, if Putin fails to keep the Iranians in check, Russian Federation will not object to Israeli strikes against Iranian military infrastructure in Syria.


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