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present trump does not want war US secretary of state Mike Pompeii on Tuesday said the US does not want to escalate tensions with Iran even as it prepares to send an additional one thousand troops to the Middle East the counter what it says is a growing threat from Tehran we will continue to communicate that message wall a doing the things that are necessary to protect American interests %HESITATION in the region the commitment of more US forces comes just as acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan said he was resigning amid reports of a twenty ten domestic violence incident between Shanahan and his then wife president trump named army secretary mark asper to replace him hand as acting secretary it's all known with the tensions have skyrocketed after the U. S. blamed Iran for a pair of attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week Iran has denied any role in the incidence and like palm pale on Tuesday Iranian president Hassan Rouhani sought to calm fears of armed conflict with the US all Janay in that we do not seek war with any nation those facing us are a group of politicians with little experience how large but in a move the U. S. describe its nuclear blackmail you run on Monday said it would boost its production of low grade uranium exceeding limits set under a landmark nuclear deal done this after trump pulled the U. S. out of the deal over the advice of US allies accusing Iran of sewing violence in the Mideast they've been a nation of Serra Washington it's in slot tough new sanctions on Iran's oil and steel sectors hoping to force it back to the negotiating table that's why we put in place %HESITATION the pressure campaign that's now been on going for a year and a couple months %HESITATION it it's been very effective Iran has warned other countries to defy the U. S. sanctions or Iran might turn its back on the deal