US does not want war with Iran, continues diplomacy, says Mike Pompeo
Updated : June 16, 2019 08:32 PM IST
While it is 'unmistakable' that Iran was responsible for the attacks on two tankers last week, the United States does not want to go to war with Tehran, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday.
US-Iran tensions are high following accusations by the administration of US President Donald Trump that Tehran carried out attacks last Thursday on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, a vital oil shipping route.
Pompeo said he did not want to discuss possible next steps the United State might take in response to last week's developments.
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