Iran's Foreign Minister Warns of "All-Out War" If Countries Retaliate

Headline Roundup September 19th, 2019

Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif warned of "all-out war" if any country attacks it following the weekend bombings of Saudi Arabia's oil facilities that the US believes Iran orchestrated.

President Trump has said that there were many options short of war with Iran, and has ordered more sanctions. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that he supports the right of Saudi Arabia to defend itself.

Iran's Foreign Minister Warns of "All-Out War" If Countries Retaliate

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Iran, Saudi Arabia, oil facility attack

Iran’s top diplomat said Thursday that any attack on his country over a drone-and-missile strike on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry will result in “all-out war,” further pushing up tensions across the Persian Gulf.

The comments by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif represented the starkest warning yet by Iran in a long summer of mysterious attacks and incidents following the collapse of Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, more than a year after President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the U.S. from the accord.

Zarif’s comments also appeared to be a...

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Iran, Saudi Arabia, oil facility attack

Iran warned President Donald Trump on Thursday against being dragged into all-out war in the Middle East following an attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities which Washington and Riyadh blame on Tehran.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has described the weekend strike that initially halved Saudi oil output as an act of war and has been discussing possible retaliation with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf allies.

Trump on Wednesday struck a cautious note, saying there were many options short of war with Iran, which denies involvement in the...

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Iran, Saudi Arabia, oil facility attack

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif threatened that an “all-out war” would result from a military strike on Iran by the United States or Saudi Arabia in response to last weekend’s attacks on Saudi oil facilities.

“I make a very serious statement about defending our country. I’m making a very serious statement that we don’t want war,” Zarif told CNN in an interview that aired Thursday.

“We don’t want to engage in a military confrontation,” he continued. “We believe that a military confrontation based on deception is awful, will have a...

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