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Iran has historically been very difficult to conquer as many empires have tried to seize the land and only few have been successful.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif responded to U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to end Iran if they were to engage the American forces in combat. The Iranian diplomat reminded Trump of his country's history and several of the empires that failed to conquer ancient Persia.
In his tweet directed at Trump, the Iranian Foreign Minister said:"Goaded by #B_Team, @realdonaldTrump hopes to achieve what Alexander, Genghis & other aggressors failed to do. Iranians have stood tall for millennia while aggressors all gone. #EconomicTerrorism & genocidal taunts won't "end Iran". #NeverThreatenAnIranian. Try respect—it works!"
Zarif's message was in response to Trump's tweet on Sunday, which read the following: "If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!"
The warning came shortly after a rocket landed close to the US Embassy in Baghdad in the Iraqi capital's Green Zone on Sunday night. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Iran has maintained that they are not looking to get involved in a war with the U.S., despite several threats from the Trump administration.
Most of these threats have come from Trump himself or his warhawk cabinet, led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.