Tehran: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday said that his country never sought war with US. This comes amid heightening tensions with the US.
Rouhani said :”Iran has no interest to increase tension in the region and it never seeks war with any country, including US.”
According to reports, the Iranian President made the statement during a telephonic conversation with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron.
Tension between Iran and the US has escalated ever since Tehran shot down an American drone last week.
This has prompted the US President Donald Trump to order military strikes on Iran but pulled back at the last minute, saying the response would have been disproportionate.
Washington has retaliated by announcing fresh sanctions on Iran’s supreme leader and senior officials. The relationship between Iran and US soured as the latter pulled out of the landmark nuclear deal.