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since president Donald Trump last week appeared at all hesitant to use military force against Iran I don't want to kill a hundred and fifty a radiant on Tuesday he struck a different tone treating any attack by Iran on anything American will be met with great and overwhelming force in some areas overwhelming will mean obliteration that sundering threat coming the same day a runny and president Hassan Rouhani said new American sanctions on the country's supreme leader closed off any Avenue of diplomacy solve it can't be sure we'll do what we gave you proof that you are lying and not telling the truth you do not want to negotiate if you wanted to we would have already done it before Rouhani also had this dig at the trump administration to Jordan all at the White House actions mean it is mentally retarded , trump on Twitter called those comments very ignorant and insulting and the sudden spike in rhetoric Tuesday comes just days after the two sides came within minutes of armed confrontation last week around shot down an unmanned U. S. drone near the strait of Hormuz president trump next in American counterstrike saying he worried the death toll would be too high he opted instead for economic pressure and on Monday signed an executive order imposing sanctions on Iran's Ayatollah Ali coming day and other senior figures is dangerous on Tuesday US national security adviser John Bolton reiterated the US stance that ending up the pressure on Iran would pave the way for diplomacy it will be I think the combination of sanctions and other pressure that does bring Iran to the to the table but Iran made clear the sanctions said the opposite message and Tehran quickly accused the US of abandoning the roots to peace tensions between the two rivals have ratcheted up since the U. S. exited a multinational nuclear deal meant to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons Washington that impose harsh sanctions on Iran demanding the Islamic Republic cease its ballistic missile tests and support for militants in Iraq Syria Lebanon and Yemen the US blames a run for a series of attacks on fuel tankers in the Gulf of Oman which arrived in nice last week the side seemed close to blows after a run down to the U. S. drone which it said violated Iranian airspace the US said the aircraft was over international waters both Washington and Tehran say they are not seeking war but Iran last week said it no longer felt obliged to comply with parts of the twenty fifteen nuclear agreement a stance US officials have called nuclear blackmail