Working to prevent military confrontation: Iran President Hassan Rouhani amid tensions with US

Iran attacked US military targets in Iraq on January 8 to retaliate against Washington's targeted killing of a key Iranian general Qassem Soleimani five days earlier in Baghdad.

Published: 16th January 2020 06:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th January 2020 06:19 PM   |  A+A-

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ( File Photo | AP)

By AFP

TEHRAN: Iran President Hassan Rouhani said Thursday dialogue with the world remained "possible" despite high tensions with the United States, and stressed that Tehran was working daily "to prevent military confrontation or war".

Iran attacked US military targets in Iraq on January 8 to retaliate against Washington's targeted killing of a key Iran general five days earlier in Baghdad, at a time when both are also locked in a bitter dispute over Iran's nuclear programme.

"The government is working daily to prevent military confrontation or war," President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech, adding that dialogue with the international community was difficult but remained "possible".

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