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Why Europe is caught in the middle of U.S.-Iran tensions


And now to the day's other news.

U.S.-Iran tensions are still running high,amid new military moves, but both sides are

playing down a possible confrontation.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani insisted todaythat his nation will not wage war.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said thatsending more troops to the region is a deterrent,

not an escalation.

Foreign affairs correspondent Nick Schifrintakes it from there.

NICK SCHIFRIN: In Washington today, the U.S.and Europe's top diplomats presented a united

front, but they are divide sharply on Iran.

E.U.

Foreign Affairs Chief Federica Mogherini'svisit came less than 24 hours after that troop

announcement, which Secretary of State MikePompeo described as strictly defensive.

MIKE POMPEO, U.S. Secretary of State: PresidentTrump doesn't want war, and we will continue

to communicate that message, while doing thethings that are necessary to protect American

interests in the region.

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