Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has responded to threats from US President Donald Trump by blocking him on Twitter.
“If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran,” the 74-year-old US President tweeted on Sunday. “Never threaten the United States again!”
This latest tweet follows weeks of escalating tensions between the two rogue regimes over Iran’s suspension of its commitments under the 2015 international nuclear deal.
Iran’s Fars news agency reported that Major General Hossein Salami, commander of the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, was deeply offended by the tweet but rejected claims made by the Trump administration that that was because he was a “liberal snowflake pussy”.
Sources close to the Major General say he drafted a reply in which he compared Mr Trump to “a maiden aunt whose home was littered with the faeces of many geriatric cats” but refrained from tweeting it following intervention from President Rouhani.
Appearing on the popular breakfast show Good Morning Tehran, President Rouhani said that Iran was leading the fight against trolls and cyber bullies, telling presenter Parsa Mehregan.
“Like many other countries, the Iranian people have benefited from online shopping, funny cat memes and wonderful satirical news sites like The Post Truth Post.
“And I want the Internet to be a safe place for the Iranian people, free from cyber bullies and trolls like Mr Trump.
“Remember kids, don’t feed the trolls.”
Asked if he had any fears about possible US military action, the Iranian President looked directly into the camera and told viewers.
“Come and have a go if you think you’re hard enough.”