USA campaign against Iran is having an impact: Mike Pompeo

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The Iranian leadership was responding to the threat of USA sanctions after Trump in May pulled out of a multinational agreement to trade with Tehran in return for its commitment not to develop nuclear weapons.

The Iranian commander, who previously called United States soldiers in Iraq pants-pissing wimps during a visit to Syria, said: "Have you forgotten that you were providing your soldiers with adult nappies and today you are threatening us?"

Soleimani called Trump a "gambler" and said his language belongs in "nightclubs".

In another round of threatening statements by the Iranian regime, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force Qassem Suleimani has issued a direct threat to the United States President Donald Trump, adding new fuel to weeks of tension between Iran and the US.

Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweeted in response, "COLOR US UNIMPRESSED: The world heard even harsher bluster a few months ago".

On Sunday, President Rouhani warned President Trump about his hostile stance against Iran, saying, "Mr. Trump, do not play with the lion's tail, this would only lead to regret".

Soleimani was quoted by the semi-official Tasnim news agency in words meant for Trump: "As a soldier, it is my duty to respond to your threats", he said.

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"Attention is being focused on geopolitical tensions, particularly between USA and Iran", said Gene McGillian, director of market research at Tradition Energy in Stamford, Connecticut.

Earlier, Rouhani gave a speech warning the United States that a military confrontation with Iran would result in the "mother of all wars".

In May, Mr Trump announced that the U.S. was withdrawing from the Obama-era nuclear agreement with Iran, going against advice from European allies.

Since Trump's decision in May to withdraw the United States from a 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers, Tehran's clerical establishment has been under increasing USA pressure and the prospect of possible sanctions. Iran has absolute control over the Strait of Hormuz, through which oil shipments from Saudi Arabia, UAE and Iran pass by - accounting for 30% for global oil export.

The Iranian leadership was responding to the threat of US sanctions after President Donald Trump in May pulled out of a multinational agreement to trade with Tehran in return for its commitment not to develop nuclear weapons.

He said the Red Sea, which used to be a safe place, is no longer safe for Americans today.

Ironically, General Baqeri went on to say that Iran is a peace-loving country and has never started any wars against other nations.

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