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Iran ambassador to UN accuses U. S. of using flawed intelligence

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Majid Takht-Ravanchi tells CBS News’ Margaret Brennan he believes Trump’s comments saying he doesn’t want a war
With tensions rising between Iran and the U. S., Iran said war is not an option but is skeptical whether real diplomacy is possible with the U. S. The U. S. already has sent more military units to the Middle East after alleged threats from Iran. President Trump told his acting defense secretary he does not want war.
Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations, Majid Takht-Ravanchi, told “Face the Nation” moderator Margaret Brennan on Thursday that he believed Mr. Trump’s comments on Thursday were genuine. “I believe that President Trump does not want war,” Ravanchi said.
A reporter asked Mr. Trump, “Mr. President, are we going to war with Iran?”
“Hope not,” Mr. Trump responded.
But Ravanchi accused the U. S. of using flawed intelligence, and pointed to one key adviser’s past support of the 2003 U. S. invasion of Iraq, which was precipitated by incorrect claims that Saddam Hussein had “weapons of mass destruction.”
“You’re talking about Ambassador [John] Bolton?” Brennan asked.

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