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War with Iran would be mother of all wars, Rouhani warns U.S.

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned the United States against provoking Tehran, saying that conflict with the country would be “the mother of all wars.”

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“Don’t play with the lion’s tail, this would only lead to regret,” the Iranian leader said while speaking to Iranian diplomats on Sunday, local news agencies reported.

“The Americans must understand well that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace, and war with Iran is the mother of all wars.”

Iranians will only be “united" by further threats from the US, Rouhani said, adding that the Islamic Republic “will certainly defeat America.“

The new string of sharp comments from the Iranian president came a day after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei backed the idea of blocking all oil exports from the region by closing the Strait of Hormuz in the event of Iran’s exports being banned.

Meanwhile, the U.S .is pressing its allies to completely cut imports of Iranian crude in response to Tehran’s alleged malign activities.

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