Pompeo: U.S. seeking diplomatic resolution to Iran tensions

Pompeo: U.S. seeking diplomatic resolution to Iran tensions

The United States aims to avoid war with Iran and the additional troops ordered to be deployed in the Gulf region are for "deterrence and defense," U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday.
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