United States President Donald Trump
United States President Donald Trump

House Foreign Affairs Democrats hit out at Trump with all-caps tweet on Russia

ANI | Updated: Jul 23, 2018 23:28 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], July 23 (ANI): Taking a dig at the all-caps tweet of United States (US) President Donald Trump against Iran, the Democrats House Foreign Affairs Committee on Monday hit out at the former for not holding Russia responsible for meddling with the 2016 US Presidential Election.
Democrats accused Trump of siding with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In an all capital letters tweet, Democrats House Foreign Affairs Committee, said "DON'T BE DISTRACTED BY ALL CAPS. WE'RE NOT ATTACKING IRAN. BUT RUSSIA *DID* ATTACK OUR 2016 ELECTIONS TO HELP DONALD TRUMP, AND IS DOING SO AGAIN. TRUMP REFUSES TO HOLD RUSSIA ACCOUNTABLE AND SIDES WITH PUTIN OVER OUR INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY. THAT'S AN ALL-CAPS-WORTHY PROBLEM."



On Sunday (local time), President Trump threatened his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani hours after he cautioned the US about pursuing hostile policies against Tehran.
In what seems like a befitting reply, President Trump took to Twitter and wrote in capital letters, "To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!"
According to Iran's state-run news agency IRNA, while addressing diplomats in Tehran on Sunday, President Rouhani said, "Americans must understand that war with Iran is the mother of all wars," reported CNN.
He, however, did not rule out the possibility of a peace agreement and said that "peace with Iran is the mother of all peace".
"Do not play with the lion's tail, because you will regret it eternally," he added.
These comments come months after President Trump announced the US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or the Iran nuclear deal which limited the country's uranium enrichment in exchange for sanctions relief.
Calling the accord as an "embarrassment" that was "defective at its core", the US President then warned of severe consequences if Iran resumes its nuclear programme.
The Iran nuclear deal was signed between six countries in 2015 - Iran, US, Britain, Germany, Russia, France and China for lifting economic sanctions on Tehran in exchange for limitations to the country's nuclear programme. (ANI)

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