Tehran's UN envoy stated that "we are not planning for a war. War is not an option for Iran. But at the same time, we have to be prepared for any action against our forces, against the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Iran. Therefore we are vigilant. We are doing everything possible to lower the tension in the region". "Unfortunately", he added, "there are certain people, both in Washington as well as in our region, who are interested to escalate the tension, who are interested to agitate the situation, to provoke. And I believe that it is in everybody's interest to prevent such an eventuality". The ambassador went on to argue that there were "fake allegations, which are being directed to Iran, against Iran, to prepare something like a conflict something like a war".
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