May 16, 2019 / 6:38 PM / 2 months ago

Trump told U.S. defence chief: no war with Iran - N.Y. Times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has told his acting defence secretary, Patrick Shanahan, he does not want to go to war with Iran, the New York Times reported on Thursday, citing unidentified administration officials.

The Republican president made the comment to Shanahan on Wednesday morning during a White House briefing on rising tensions with Iran, the newspaper said.

Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe

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