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Foreign Minister Zarif says Iran will not start war in Gulf but will defend itself

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OSLO (Reuters) - Iran will not start a war in the Gulf but it will defend itself, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday.

“Will there be a war in the ... Gulf? I can tell you that we will not start the war... but we will defend ourselves,” he said at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs.

Reporting by Nerijus Adomaitis in Oslo; Writing by Tuqa Khalid in Dubai; editing by John Stonestreet

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