Iran’s Foreign Minister on Tuesday blamed the US for ‘escalating the situation unnecessarily’
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei predicted on Tuesday that there will be no war with the United States, but that Tehran is not ready to negotiate a new nuclear deal with Washington.
“This face-off is not military because there is not going to be any war. Neither we nor them (the US) seek war. They know it will not be in their interest,” he said, quoted on the Khamenei.ir website.
Tensions between the US and Iran increased the past week after Washington sent the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the region after reportedly receiving intelligence from Israel of an Iranian plan to attack Saudi oil facilities.
On Sunday, a senior Iranian official dismissed the US’ recent military buildup in the region saying that the US wouldn’t dare attack out of fear of Iranian retribution toward Israel.
US President Donald Trump fired back on Monday, warning that any action from Iran would be “a very bad mistake” for which they would “suffer greatly.”
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Senior adviser to Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, Hesameddin Ashena says, lashed out at Trump on Tuesday, saying “you wanted a better deal with Iran. Looks like you are going to get a war instead.”
Meanwhile, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi seemed to agree with Khamenei on Tuesday, saying that “things will end well” between the US and Iran after talking to both parties about their recent war of words.
Iraq’s state news agency INA also quoted Mahdi as saying that neither Washington nor Tehran want a war.
Iran’s Foreign Minister on Tuesday blamed the US for “escalating the situation unnecessarily,’ according to Asian News International, adding that Iran “doesn’t seek escalation but we have always defended ourselves.”