Following U.S. moves to increase military assets in the region, Secretary Pompeo indicated that "we've done all the right things to increase our security posture to the best of our ability, but we also want to make sure that we had deterrent forces in place, so in the event that Iran decided to come after an American interest... we were prepared to respond to them in an appropriate war". "We're not going to miscalculate", Pompeo added. "Our aim is not war, our aim is a change in the behaviour of the Iranian leadership. We hope the Iranian people will get what they finally want, and what they so richly deserve". He went on to say that "of course we would welcome that call [that President Trump suggested Iran make to him]. Of course we want a peaceful diplomatic resolution... that makes perfect sense".
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