Trump tells aides he does not want U.S. war with Iran
US officials say that president Donald Trump told his top advisers that he does not want his country to go to war with Iran. In recent weeks, escalating US-Iran tensions and the Trump administration’s insistence that it is faced with growing threats from Iran have been fueling global worries about a possible military conflict between the two countries. Trump on Thursday told reported that the hoped the US will not get involved in a war with Iran.
Tensions between the US and Iran have risen dramatically since Trump pulled his country out of the Iran nuclear deal last year and reimposed sanctions on the country. The situation has further escalated in recent weeks after the US introduced new sanctions.
Analysts have pointed out that US National Security Advisor John Bolton and various other officials appear willing to provoke Iran to the point that it would launch an attack, thereby providing the US with a reason to go to war. Three weeks ago, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters that he does not think US President Donald Trump wants war with Iran, but added that Trump could be “lured into one,” by people like Bolton.