Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Gholamhossein Gheybparvar offered comments to Iran’s ISNA news agency downplaying President Trump’s overnight tweet threatening Iran will “suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before.”
Gheybparvar said Iran’s people and military would “stand firm in the face of enemies,” and that Trump’s comments amounted to little more than psychological warfare. He added that “Trump cannot do a damn thing against Iran.”
Iranian officials have long taken similar positions about Trump Administration statements, dismissing them as empty threats. The Trump Administration is in an ongoing effort to undermine Iran’s government through statements, and that clearly informs the reaction to such statements as Trump made last night.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry also issued a statement rejecting Sunday comments by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, calling them “clear interference” in Iran’s internal matters. Pompeo called the Iranian government a mafia, and urged Iranians living abroad to support anti-government protests in the country.