Zarif: I don't think Trump seeks war with Iran

Zarif: I don't think Trump seeks war with Iran

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the warlike officials around U.S. President Donald Trump will not succeed in enabling such a course of action against the Islamic Republic.

"We will not take a military attack lightly," Zarif told NBC News.

He, however, observed that he did not think that Trump was seeking such one either, instead pointing the finger for such malign intentions to "people are around him (Trump) who wouldn't mind."

"But I don't think they'll succeed because at the end of the day, I think prudence will prevail," PressTV cited the top diplomat as saying.

Zarif said the door is "wide open" to diplomacy if Trump removed the United States’ sanctions against Iran, reiterating Tehran’s assertion that its submitting to negotiation under pressure equals humiliation.


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