US not seeking war with Iran, says Pompeo

Moscow, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday said the United States does not seek a war with Iran as Washington’s policy aims at making Iran a “normal country.”

Pompeo, who held talks with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in the Russian city of Sochi, said the US “fundamentally” is not seeking a conflict with Iran.

“We have also made clear to the Iranians that if American interests are attacked, we will most certainly respond in an appropriate fashion,” Pompeo said.

Lavrov said that Moscow “will do its best to preclude deterioration in the situation into war,” adding that “throughout the interview he felt that the American side has the will to find a political solution.”

Source: Jordan News Agency