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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last night that he was prepared to go to Tehran if necessary, and said he was ready to appear on Iranian television "in order to have a chance" to address the Iranian people. Asked by Bloomberg TV about the possibility of going to the Iranian capital one day, the US secretary of state said, "Certainly," before adding that he would "go there willingly."

"I welcome the opportunity to speak directly to the Iranian people, I have already spoken about this before," he said, adding that his Iranian counterpart, Mohammed Jawad Zarif, "comes here, comes to New York, And travels by car in the finest city in the United States. " Zarif "speaks to the media, speaks to the American public, and can broadcast Iranian propaganda on American waves." "I would like to have a chance to go there, not to propaganda, but to tell the truth to the people of Iran about what their rulers have done and now it hurts Iran," Pompeo said.

Tension between Iran and the United States has grown since last year when US President Donald Trump withdrew from Iran's nuclear deal, saying it was not strong enough. Washington has also re-imposed sanctions on Tehran. Washington accuses Iran of a series of sabotage and attacks since May, targeting several ships in the Straits of Hormuz and the Gulf, a charge Tehran denies.

"We are trying to exert sufficient pressure … to convince them that if they act simply as a normal nation, the Iranian people can live a normal life," Pompeo said, reiterating his belief that Zarif has no real authority and ultimately " ) Led by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. "

H / H / HZ (AFP / Reuters)

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