• SENSEX
    NIFTY 50
Politics

Mike Pompeo says US mission is to avoid war with Iran but measures in place to deter

Updated : September 22, 2019 08:49 PM IST

The United States aims to avoid war with Iran and the additional troops ordered to be deployed in the Gulf region are for "deterrence and defense," US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said on Sunday.
Tensions between Washington and Tehran have further escalated after an attack last weekend on Saudi oil facilities that initially disrupted half of the Kingdom's oil production, and was blamed on Tehran by the United States and Saudi Arabia.
US has slapped more sanctions on Iran, penalising the Iranian Central Bank while the Pentagon said it was sending US troops to bolster Saudi Arabia's air and missile defenses after the largest-ever attack on the kingdom's oil facilities.
Mike Pompeo says US mission is to avoid war with Iran but measures in place to deter
primo org
Have you signed up for Primo, our daily newsletter?
It has all the stories and data on the market, business, economy and tech that you need to know.
cnbc two logos
To keep watching CNBC-TV18, India's No. 1 English Business News Channel, call your Cable or DTH Operator and subscribe now for just Rs. 4 per month. You can also subscribe to CNBC-TV18 Prime HD for Re 1/- per month.Find out more

You May Also Like

Live TV