September 20, 2019
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif promised in a CNN interview that if President Donald Trump launched a military strike against Iran, it would escalate into “all-out war.”
Zarif spoke with CNN correspondent Nick Paton Walsh in an exclusive interview, who asked “what would be the consequence of an American or Saudi military strike on Iran right now?”
“An all-out war,” Zarif responded.
“You make a very serious statement there, sir,” Walsh said.
“Well, I make a very serious statement about defending our country. I’m making a very serious statement that we don’t want war. We don’t want to engage in a military confrontation. We believe that a military confrontation based on deception is awful. We’ll have a lot of casualties. But we won’t blink to defend our territory,” Zarif said.
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