Tehran (AFP) – The Iranian military chief of staff warned the US Tuesday on a violent reaction if it continues to threaten Iran's interests.
"They will unbelievably receive a firm and strong response in the places and interests where they are located in the region and around the world," said Major General Mohammad Bagheri, according to the official news agency IRNA.
"The vain and useless conceptions of the US president are never realized," he said
Washington and Tehran have been on furious threats since Sunday, when Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned the US "not with the lion's tail play "and that the conflict with Iran would be the" mother of all wars ".
His US colleague Donald Trump responded with an All-Caps tirade on Twitter: "NEVER MAY THE UNITED STATES AGAIN DISAPPEAR OR FOLLOW FOLLOWS FROM WHICH LESS THAN THE HISTORY HAVE TAKEN EVERYONE."
Bagheri said that Iran "never" went to war "and" wanted peace and stability in the region. "
But he added," All conspiracies against the Iranian people are strangled at birth and the enemies are preserved an unforgettable lesson. "