A high-ranking Iranian officer on Monday said US President Donald Trump's warning of unprecedented "consequences" for Iran, should it threaten the United States, is nothing but "psychological warfare."
Gen. Gholam Hossein Gheibparvar, the chief of the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard's volunteer Basij force, also said that Trump "won't dare" take any military action against Iran. Gheibparvar's comments were reported by the semi-official ISNA news agency.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that "American must understand well that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace and war with Iran is the mother of all wars." He also warned Trump to stop "playing with the lion's tail" and threatening Iran, "or else you will regret it."