May 17, 2019 07:26 Asia/Tehran

Iran's ambassador to UN told CBS correspondent that he thinks US president is not aimed at waging war with Iran.

Iran Press/America: Iranian ambassador to the UN, Majid Takht Ravanchi in an interview with 'Face The Nation' moderator Margaret Brennan, said both the US president and Iran do not want war.

He expressed concerned over hardliners in Trump's administration -- coupled with 'fake intelligence' -- are escalating instability in the region.

Earlier in the day, Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations said in an interview with NPR’s 'Morning Edition.' that the Islamic Republic is not interested in escalating regional tensions but has the "right to defend ourselves."

Takht-e Ravanchi said: “We are not interested in the escalation of tensions in our region. If something goes wrong, everyone loses.” The Iranian diplomat also highlighted that Iran should always be prepared to defend Its territorial integrity and sovereignty.

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday trashed The Washington Post and The New York Times for reporting on alleged infighting within the White House over the administration’s policy in the Middle East.

Furthermore, asked on Thursday whether the United States was going to war with Iran, Trump replied, “I hope not.” 101/203

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