Iran’s Mohammad Javad Zarif said US’ ‘economic terrorism and genocidal taunts won’t end Iran’ [Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency]

A top Iranian official has called on the United States to address Tehran with respect, not with a threat of war, a day after US President Donald Trump issued an ominous warning to Tehran on Twitter.

The war of words on Monday came as the semi-official Tasnim news agency announced Iran has increased by fourfold its production of low-enriched uranium, in line with an earlier decision to scale back some of its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal.

“Iranians have stood tall for millennia while aggressors all gone. Economic terrorism and genocidal taunts won’t ‘end Iran’,” Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, wrote on Twitter.

“Never threaten an Iranian.

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