Iran is prepared for the possibility of war with the United States, but hopes instead that tensions between the two nations can be solved with dialogue, the country’s deputy foreign minister has said.

“We hope that we can start a dialogue, but we are ready for war,” Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi told RIA Novosti.

The comments by the Iranian Foreign Ministry comes just hours after U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton accused Tehran of carrying out a naval mine attack off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.

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