Tehran 0
3 May 2019

Foreign Minister Javad Zarif indicated that "we have been very clear that we have no interest in escalation [of tensions with the U.S.]" He went on to assert that "the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz are our lifeline... we want them safe, secure and free for navigation of all countries, including Iran". "Iran won't permit the U.S. to threaten the Persian Gulf", Zarif added. 

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