US President Donald Trump has lashed out at a statement” released by Iran after Trump announced fresh sanctions against the Middle Eastern nation.
The tweets came after Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said the move proved the White House was “mentally retarded”.
On his part, Mr Trump said it showed Iran’s leaders “do not understand reality”.
The sanctions target a number of individuals, notably Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who Mr Trump said was “ultimately responsible for the hostile conduct of the regime”.
The US also alleged Ayatollah Khamenei has access to vast wealth which helps fund the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRCG).
President Trump also stressed that the only thing Iran understood “is strength and power, and the USA is by far the most powerful military force in the world”.
He maintained that “Any attack by Iran on anything American will be met with great and overwhelming force