Tehran officials careful not to show knee-jerk reaction to threats as rial hits all-time low

Iran has dismissed Donald Trump’s threats of “consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before” after the US president’s late-night Twitter tirade at the Islamic Republic.

Hostile rhetoric between Washington and Tehran escalated on Sunday after a tit-for-tat between Trump and his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani. Trump responded to Rouhani’s warning that the US shouldn’t “play with the lion’s tail” by posting a tweet in capital letters addressed to the Iranian president.

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