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It will be the official end of Iran if they attack us: Donald Trump

The tension between the two countries has been on the rise since the US pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal.

AFP/PTI  |  Washington 

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US President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence Photo: Reuters

US issued a stern warning to on Sunday, suggesting that if the Islamic republic attacks American interests, it will be destroyed.

"If wants to fight, that will be the official end of Never threaten the again," said in a tweet.

Tensions between and have been on the rise as the has deployed a group and bombers to the Gulf over what it termed Iranian "threats."

Iran's downplayed the prospect of a new war in the region on Saturday, saying opposed it and no party was under the "illusion" the Islamic republic could be confronted.

"We are certain... there will not be a war since neither we want a war nor does anyone have the illusion they can confront Iran in the region," told state-run news agency at the end of a visit to

Iran-US relations hit a new low last year as pulled out of a 2015 nuclear deal and reimposed unilateral sanctions that had been lifted in exchange for scaling back its nuclear program.

First Published: Mon, May 20 2019. 02:25 IST