US president says war would be ‘end’ of Iran as tensions rise


US President Donald Trump has issued a stern warning to Iran, suggesting it will be destroyed if a conflict breaks out between the two countries.
The US has deployed additional warships and planes to the Gulf in recent days.
But Trump’s tweet marks a shift in tone after recent attempts to downplay the possibility of military conflict.
In an interview with Fox News broadcast on Sunday, the president vowed that he would not let Iran develop nuclear weapons but said he did not want a conflict.
Iran has also moved to talk down concerns over the escalating tensions. On Saturday, its foreign minister insisted there was no appetite for war.

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