IRAN/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump late Sunday [7-22-18] evening issued a booming warning to President Hassan Rouhani of Iran rendered in all caps — tweeting that the Middle Eastern leader ‘WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES’ if he threatens the United States…The post appeared to be in response to comments Rouhani made earlier in the day in which he cautioned Trump about the devastation of a U.S.-Iran wartime conflict and threatened the president, telling him not to interfere with Tehran’s government…And The Associated Press reports that Gen. Gholam Hossein Gheibparvar, a high-ranking Iranian officer, said Monday [7-23-18] that Trump’s comments are ‘psychological warfare’ and the president wouldn’t dare use military force against Iran. While opponents of the president were quick to label his Twitter outburst as a provocation that brought the U.S. closer to armed conflict, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders insisted Monday that it was Iran that was guilty of provoking the U.S. She said Trump would not hesitate to take action against Iran to protect the U.S. and its allies.”

-Quint Forgey and Louis Nelson, “Trump threatens Iranian president in ALL CAPS,” Politico, July 23, 2018 11:01 am