Rouhani: Iran Will Not Wage War Against Any Nation

GENEVA (Reuters) -
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

Iran will not wage war against any nation, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday in a speech broadcast live on state media.

Fears of a confrontation between Iran and the United States have mounted since attacks perpetrated on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Persian Gulf on Thursday, which Washington has blamed on Tehran.

“Iran will not wage war against any nation,” Rouhani said. “Those facing us are a group of politicians with little experience.”