Ali Larijani, speaker of the Iranian parliament and a close advisor of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, dismissed US President Donald Trump's recent warnings to Iran as the "empty words" of a "charlatan," according to a report by the semi-official Iranian Student's News Agency.
In a late night Twitter message directed at Rouhani Monday, Trump wrote: "NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!"
Trump's message came after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gave a speech Sunday saying that hostile policies towards Tehran could lead to "the mother of all wars."
"There is no need to respond to every piece of nonsense," Larejani said, in response to a question on Trump by a member of the Iranian parliament, known as the Majlis, Tuesday morning. "The statement that he made was not on the level of diplomacy, but the speech of a charlatan... in the international arena he is famous for his corruption."
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