President Donald Trump said in an interview with NBC News that he was ready to hold a dialogue, whether with the Iranian leader or President Hassan Rowhani, noting that he had no preconditions for negotiations.
"The Iranian ballistic missile will be part of any future agreement with Tehran," Trump was quoted by Reuters as saying.
Trump said during his interview with the US network that he was about to approve strikes against Iran for dropping a US aircraft near the Strait of Hormuz, but he did not accept the idea of killing lives in retaliation.
He said he had asked US military commanders about the possible number of people who might be killed in the operation, adding: "They responded by saying about 150 Sir, and I thought about it for a moment ... and I said, you know, they downed a drone ... I did not accept it and I do not think it is commensurate with what happened. "
The United States called the UN Security Council on Friday for a closed meeting on Iran on Monday.