Iranian leader, Mohammad Javad Zarif is denying Irans involvment in the attacks over the weekend on Saudi oil facilities.
"I make a very serious statement about defending our country. I am making a very serious statement that we don't want to engage in a military confrontation," said Zarif. He added that a military response based on "deception" about the weekend attacks would cause "a lot of casualties."
Trump has stated that he is not willing to sit down and talk with Irani leaders. Oddly enough, Trump was willing however, to talk with Al-Queda. It seems as if Trump was only playing politics back when he said did not want to start a war with Iran.
Former National Security Advisor, John Bolton, a known war-hawk and advocate for war with Iran has been relieved of his duties which caused a lot of people to breathe a sigh of relief. However, even without Bolton, Trump still seems to be heading down the path of war.
Irani President, Hassan Rouhani said Iran was willing to "extend the hand of friendship and brotherhood" to Persian Gulf nations and was "even ready to forgive their past mistakes."
"Those who want to link the region's incidents to the Islamic Republic of Iran are lying like their past lies that have been revealed," the president said. "If they are truthful and really seek security in the region, they must not send weapons, fighter jets, bombs and dangerous arms to the region."
I would never say that Iran is innocent but I will say this, Trump has been willing to meet with Kim Jung Un but for some reason not Iran. Trump has made the claim that Iran is not ready to talk, a claim that I do not believe to be true. Though Trump has not openly called for war, his actions and unwillingness to speak with Irani leaders sends a clear message that a war with Iran is still in play.
Victor Jarome Morrow