” Iran does not Want War”
Iran’s President, Hassan Rowhani, told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macaron that his country is not seeking “war with any country” or even with the United States, whose president, Donald Trump, has threatened a “landslide” if US interests in the region are subjected to any Iranian attack.
“Iran has no interest in escalating tension in the region and does not seek war with any country, including the United States,” Iran’s official IRNA news agency reported on Wednesday.
The talks were held in a climate of intense tension between Washington and Tehran, less than a week after Iran dropped a US aircraft and against fears over the future of the international agreement on the Iranian nuclear file, which has been threatened since the United States withdrew from it and threatened to renounce key items.
French president Emanuel Macron announced Monday that he would meet with his US counterpart Donald Trump to discuss the Iranian issue on the sidelines of the Group of Twenty summit in Japan.
Rohani stressed that Iran’s accession to the nuclear agreement, concluded in Vienna in 2015, “was conditional on the European promises aimed at ensuring the economic interests of Iran, none of which has been achieved.”
Rohani also told Macron that “if Iran can not benefit” from the agreement, it will “limit the commitments” contained therein, recalling that Iran “will not enter under any circumstances in new negotiations on the agreement.”
On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump threatened to respond with “overwhelming force” to any Iranian attack on US targets.
“Any attack by Iran on anything American will be met with great force and overwhelmingness, and in some respects, sweeping is erasure,” said Trump, “no more John Kerry and Obama!” The policies of the former US president and his foreign minister). ”
Unfortunately, what they understand is power and influence, and the United States is the world’s most powerful military force with investments of $ 1.5 trillion over the last two years alone. “He said.
“The wonderful Iranian people are suffering, and for no reason at all, their leadership spends all its money on terrorism, and little on anything else.”
On Monday, Trump signed an order imposing “severe” sanctions on the Iranian regime, targeting Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and leaders of the Revolutionary Guards after the latter dropped an American aircraft over international waters last week.