Amid growing tensions with the U.S., Iran’s foreign minister says his country will defend itself against any war efforts, whether it involves military or economic actions.

The comments were made during a joint press conference with the Iraqi foreign minister.

Iran has been under growing pressure from the U.S. After an attack on oil tankers in the region, which the U.S. Blames Iran for.

That lead to the U.S. Sending an aircraft carrier to the area as well as deploying an additional 1,500 troops.

This is despite officials in both nations saying they do not want conflict.

The foreign minister of Iraq says his country stands with Iran and will act as a mediator between the two nations if the need arises.

He also says he does not believe U.S. Sanctions are working.

Source » yournewsnet