GENEVA (Reuters) - Iran is not looking for war with America, its President Hassan Rouhani told French President Emmanuel Macron in a phone call on Tuesday, according to the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA).
But Rouhani told Macron that if the United States violates Iran’s territorial space again, as Iranian officials maintain a U.S. drone did last week, it would be confronted.
“If the Americans want to violate the waters or airspace of Iran again, Iran’s armed forces have a duty to confront them and they will have a decisive clash,” Rouhani said.
Rouhani also told Macron that Iran will not renegotiate the 2015 nuclear deal, ISNA reported.
Reporting By Babak Dehghanpisheh; Editing by Catherine Evans
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