Iran warns USA against provocations; suggests peace possible

Oil-rich Iran has been seeking a way out of an economic crisis with its currency losing value rapidly as concern has grown about sanctions after the USA backed out of a multilateral agreement with Iran in May.

In a tweet, written in all caps and directed explicitly at Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Trump wrote: "Never, ever threaten the United States again or you will suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before".

"The US seeks the return of the situation and their status before the (1979 Islamic) revolution in Iran", said Khamenei.

Washington initially planned to shut Iran out of global oil markets after Trump abandoned the deal that limited Iran's nuclear ambitions, demanding all other countries stop buying its crude by November.

Iran's president is warning U.S. President Donald Trump against provoking his country while indicating peace between the two nations might still be possible.

Having withdrawn from the landmark 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, Washington is determined to isolate Iran and pile on economic pressure with a full reimposition of sanctions, starting in August.

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For his part, Mr. Trump has responded on Twitter that he has no intention of backing off and will continue to put pressure in Iran.

"When under threats we are more united and are going to defeat USA". But he also said Saudi Arabia still needs to "change its actions, let go of obstinacy and be willing to have relations".

New US sanctions could lead to Iran's oil exports falling by two-thirds by the end of the year, putting oil markets under enormous strain.

Americans "must understand that war with Iran is the mother of all wars and peace with Iran is the mother of all peace", Rouhani said while addressing diplomats Sunday in Tehran, according to Iran's state-run news agency IRNA.

Current and former USA officials said the campaign paints Iranian leaders in a harsh light, at times using information that is exaggerated or contradicts other official pronouncements, including comments by previous administrations.

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