Trump "does not want war" with Iran: Pompeo

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Published on June 18, 2019 - Duration: 01:32s

Trump "does not want war" with Iran: Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says President Trump wants to deter aggression with Iran adding he "does not want war." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).


Trump "does not want war" with Iran: Pompeo

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The United States will maintain its pressure campaign on Iran and continue to deter aggression in the region, but does not want the conflict with Tehran to escalate, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday.

"We have been engaged in many messages, even this moment right here, communicating to Iran that we are there to deter aggression," Pompeo told reporters at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida.

"President Trump does not want war and we will continue to communicate that message while doing the things that are necessary to protect American interests in the region."

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