Iran rules out possibility of war with US: official

  • 20:56 19 June 2019

Iran rules out possibility of war with US: official

There is no reason to engage in a war with the U.S., a senior Iranian official said on Wednesday, ONA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.

Ali Shamkhani, secretary general of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, denied any possibility of war between the U.S. and Iran in an interview with Russia’s TASS news agency.

Responding to a question on the probability of a military scenario between the two countries, Shamkhani said: “No [such probability]. There's no reason for a war.

“But if the war starts, the people of the region will certainly win. Provocateurs, arsonists of the conflict are waiting for a sad end,” the Iranian official.

Earlier, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington is examining all options to counter Iran in the region, including the military one.

Criticizing U.S. officials for their controversial statements, Shamkhani asserted they aim to create confusion.

"The interference of Americans in the situation in our region creates tension. Iran's policy is to ensure security here through the efforts of regional countries,” he said.

“Whether a thousand soldier will be sent or not, in any case it will have no impact on the will of the people in the region, which is that the U.S. must go," Shamkhani added.