The White House explored military options to strike Iran, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal on Sunday.
Following a mortar attack on the US Embassy in Baghdad in September by a group linked to Iran, US National Security Adviser John Bolton asked the Pentagon to provide the military with options to ‘strike back’ at the Islamic Republic, according to the report.
The request, which could lead to direct military confrontation between Iran and the United States, raised concern in the Pentagon. However, it is not clear if the proposals were ever delivered to Trump, even though they were compiled.
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