US would rather avoid war with Iran, says Trump

WASHINGTON, The US is prepared for war with Iran but would prefer to avoid it, President Donald Trump said on Monday.

Trump told reporters it “certainly would look” like Iran was responsible for drone attacks on two Saudi oil installations two days ago after meeting Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa at the White House.

“The United States is more prepared” for a conflict than any country in history, but “with all that being said, we’d certainly like to avoid it,” he mentioned, in regards to a conflict with Tehran.

State Secretary Mike Pompeo and other US officials are preparing to head to Saudi Arabia for talks on the matter, he revealed.

He also highlighted that diplomacy is “never exhausted” with Iran.

“I know they want to make a deal,” he said, “at some point it will work out.”

Source: Kuwait News Agency