Iran's president warns Trump about the 'mother of all wars'

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during Friday prayers in Tehran

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks in Tehran

He also said Iran will not wait for Europeans to take action and will try to plan for maintaining the volume of the country's non-oil exports.

"We have always guaranteed the security of this strait", Rouhani told diplomats in the Iranian capital.

The global accord allowed experts to inspect Iranian nuclear sites.

"Sometimes it seems the world has become desensitized to the regime's authoritarianism at home and its campaigns of violence overseas, but the proud Iranian people are not staying silent about their government's many abuses", the US's top diplomat charged.

Iran and the USA have seen their relationship deteriorate after Trump in May withdrew from an worldwide deal struck in 2015 over the country's nuclear program.

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The meeting came after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani paid a visit to Vienna and held talks with senior Austrian officials, including Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and his counterpart, Alexander Van der Bellen.

"As I have previously said, we can not trust in the words of the United States and even in their signature, so negotiations with the United States are useless", Khamenei told a gathering of Iranian diplomats in Tehran.

"Tragically, the new Trump strategy delays that reckoning", Iranian-American author and historian Abbas Milani wrote in The Washington Post on May 30 in a piece co-authored with Michael McFaul.

"Americans should know that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace", he added.

A U.S. State Department Twitter account has also been set up in Farsi, and propagates articles and messages that are critical of Tehran. A Trump administration official promised to get the number of countries "importing Iranian crude [oil] down to zero", sparking a backlash in Iran.

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"They are against the nuclear potential and the power of its (Iran's) enrichment, and its presence in the region".

US officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, have expressed support for the Iranian people and "their struggle for freedom".

Iran may block oil tankers from using the Strait of Hormuz in response to possible U.S. sanctions over the country's nuclear programme.

"The focus of enemies' threats is on economic sanctions, but various threats could emerge and armed forces should be ready to defend the nation and the system", Tasnim quoted him as saying.

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