Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani has expressed interest in finding amicable ways of calming the rising tensions between his country and the USA.
Rouhani agreed to de-escalation when he met the visiting Qatar ruler noting that it was the “only solution” to the regional crisis. Speaking after the meeting, Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani said:
We agreed… that the only solution to these crises is de-escalation from everyone and dialogue
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Tensions between Iran and the USA have been mounting since 2018 when the USA pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal.
Iran fuelled the tensions by downing a USA drone which the Middle East country said was violating its airspace.
Most recently, USA murdered Iranian Quds commander, Qassem Soleimani in Iraq prompting Iran to bomb about 12 USA military bases.
The new developments come when some analysts expected to see the conflict escalating further.
It seems that both sides are choosing peace as USA President, Donald Trump has often emphasised that by killing Soleimani, they did not start a war but actually stopped it.