Pelosi says US cannot be ‘reckless’ on Iran

Pelosi called a caucus-wide meeting of Democrats for later Thursday on Iran. House and Senate leadership will also be briefed by administration officials.

20 June 2019 | 19:13

Source: Associated Press

  • Source: Associated Press
  • Last update: 20 June 2019 | 19:13

In this Oct. 24, 2018, photo released by the U.S. Air Force, members of the 7th Reconnaissance Squadron prepare to launch an RQ-4 Global Hawk at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. (AP Photo)

WASHINGTON: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the U.S. cannot be “reckless” amid rising tensions with Iran.

Pelosi said Thursday she doesn’t think President Donald Trump wants to go to war. And she said the American people don’t want war either.

“There’s no appetite for going to war in our country,” she said.

The country needs to be “strong and strategic” about protecting its interests, Pelosi said, and “cannot be reckless.”

Pelosi called a caucus-wide meeting of Democrats for later Thursday on Iran. House and Senate leadership will also be briefed by administration officials.

Tensions between Tehran and Washington have been rising over the collapsing nuclear deal with world powers. On Thursday Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. surveillance drone.

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