"In some areas, overwhelming will mean annihilation, not John Kerry & Obama anymore!" the president tweeted.
These comments sparked a response from Trump who said, "Iran's highly ignorant and offensive statement published today only shows that they do not understand reality."
"Their leadership spends all their money on terror and little on everything else, and the US has not forgotten Iran's use of IEDs and EFPs (bombs) that killed 2,000 Americans and injured many more," he said added. 1
Trump's figures regarding Iranian responsibility for American deaths appeared to be significantly higher than those reported by the US State Department and the Pentagon in April. "At least 603 deaths by US personnel in Iraq" were the result of attacks by Iranian-backed militants between 2003 and 2011.
Rouhani also said that White House officials are frustrated with the state of affairs in the region the semi-official news agency Tasnim. He added that the US had erroneously expected to create "chaos" in Iran in two to three months while addressing high-ranking health officials.
During an unannounced trip to Afghanistan, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Rouhani's comments: "a bit immature and childish."
"But you know the United States will stand firm," he added.
Ryan Browne, Shirzad Bozorgmore, Frederik Pleitgen and Sheena McKenzie of CNN reported.