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US fundamentally does not seek war with Iran, says Pompeo in Russia

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The does not fundamentally seek war with Iran, said US during a presser with Russian Sergei here on Tuesday (local time).

Diplomatic tensions have been high between the US and Iran, with the designating Iran's (IRGC) as a Foreign Terrorist Outfit (FTO) recently and refusing to grant extensions in sanction waivers for Iranian to eight countries.

The presser was held following talks between Pompeo and Lavrov, during which a wide range of bilateral and global issues were discussed between the sides. Pompeo called on the Russian after holding talks with

"We fundamentally do not seek a war with We are looking for the regime to simply stop conducting assassination campaigns throughout Europe; to cease their support of Hezbollah that threatens interests all across the Middle East, their support for the Houthis that are launching missiles into areas where there are Russians and Americans traveling," Sputnik quoted Pompeo as saying during the joint presser in Sochi.

He added that if American interests are "attacked" by Iran, will "most certainly respond in the appropriate fashion."

Just last week, the deployed an group and a bomber task force at the as a message to Iran, according to the US

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 04:01 IST