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Tue Jun 18, 2019, 08:40 AM

Iran says it won't wage war, Russia tells U.S. to stop stoking tensions [View all]

Source: Reuters



JUNE 17, 2019 / 5:03 AM / UPDATED AN HOUR AGO

Babak Dehghanpisheh, Sylvia Westall

GENEVA/DUBAI (Reuters) - President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday Iran would not wage war against any nation, while Russia told the United States it should drop what it called provocative plans to deploy more troops to the Middle East.

Fears of a confrontation between Iran and the United States have mounted since Washington blamed its long-time foe for Thursday’s attacks on two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz shipping lane.

Relations had already deteriorated following President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from an international pact under which Iran agreed curbs on its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

Since exiting that accord in May last year Trump has restored and extended U.S. sanctions, forcing countries around the world to boycott Iranian oil or face sanctions of their own

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear/iran-says-it-wont-wage-war-russia-tells-u-s-to-stop-stoking-tensions-idUSKCN1TI0SP

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