‘There will be no war in Gulf region,’ despite wishes of Trump’s ‘B Team’ – Iran’s Zarif

Armed conflict will not break out because nobody has any “illusions” about seriously going against Iran, the nation’s foreign minister said amid the recent escalation with Washington and its regional allies. “There will be no war because neither we want a war, nor has anyone the idea or illusion that it can confront Iran in the region,” Mohammad Javad Zarif told IRNA on Saturday, during a trip to Beijing.However, there are people in President Donald Trump’s circle that “look for pretexts” to steer the country into a war with Iran, even if Trump personally does not want that to happen, the minister said. Zarif had earlier warned about the designs of the foreign policy hardliners from what he dubbed as ‘B Team,’ which includes Trump’s national security advisor, John Bolton.Also on US speaks of peace talks, while ‘holding a gun’ at Tehran – top Iranian officialThe tensions between Tehran and Washington escalated last week after reports of attacks on four ships, including two Saudi oil tankers, off the Emeriti coast, near the entrance to the Persian Gulf. No one had claimed responsibility for the alleged incident but the news added to the fear of a bigger conflict erupting.The US deployed an aircraft carrier ...Read more

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