Pompeo: US has done all it can to de-escalate tensions with Iran

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference with Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar at the Foreign Ministry in New Delhi, India, June 26, 2019.

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MUMBAI (Reuters) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in an interview with local media in India on Wednesday that the United States had done everything it could to de-escalate tensions with Iran.

"If there is conflict, if there is war, if there is a kinetic activity, it will be because the Iranians made that choice. I hope that they do not," Pompeo told broadcaster India Today from New Delhi, where he is on an official visit.

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