of the United States (US) Donald Trump gave a speech in front of about 1,000 Jewish leaders at an event welcoming the New Year Rosh Hashanah at the White House on Friday. In his speech, he told me that he did not want to fight with Iran.

In a nearly 13-minute speech, the US President asked those present to remember that in 2018 he ordered the relocation of the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as well as recognition of the Golan Heights as belonging to Israel.

“Our country is reminded of the boundless ways in which Jewish families lift our nation … You are realizing the American dream,” Trump said, quoted by The Times of Israel.

Touching on the tense situation in the Persian Gulf and in the Middle East, the US president said that he did not want to be involved in a military conflict with Tehran.

“I do not want military conflict … We offer to negotiate, we offer to discuss various matters … I have shown great restraints and hope that Iran also chooses peace,” Trump continued.

According to the media report, Trump agreed with the sentiment to improve Holocaust education in American schools while accommodating questions from an audience. Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called on the international community to strengthen sanctions against Iran.

Israel and Iran have become bitter enemies, where Tel Aviv is actively working to weaken Tehran’s position in the Middle East region, including convincing other governments in the region to impose sanctions on the oil-rich Islamic Republic of Iran.

Since unilaterally leaving Iran’s 2015 nuclear agreement last year, the US has gradually built its military presence in the Persian Gulf. Washington accuses Iran of engaging in aggressive behavior in the Gulf of Oman and the Strait of Hormuz, a strategically important oil route in the Middle East.

Tehran has consistently denied the allegations. Washington also accuses Iran of carrying out attacks on Saudi Arabian oil refineries with dozens of armed drones and missiles.(Fahad Hasan)