DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Irans top diplomat said today that any attack on his country over a drone-and-missile strike on Saudi Arabias oil industry will result in all-out war, further pushing up tensions across the Persian Gulf.
The comments by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif represented the starkest warning yet by Iran in a long summer of mysterious attacks and incidents following the collapse of Irans 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, more than a year after President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the U.S. from the accord.
Zarifs comments also appeared to be a response to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who a day earlier while traveling to Saudi Arabia referred to Saturdays attack as an act of war.
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