Iran strike considered
Washington: The White House’s national security team last year asked the Pentagon to provide it with options for striking Iran after a group of militants aligned with Teheran fired mortars into an area in Baghdad that is home to the US Embassy, a source familiar with the matter said yesterday.
The source said the Pentagon drew up options in response to the request.
Citing current and former US officials, the newspaper reported that the request sparked deep concern among Pentagon and State Department officials.
The Wall Street Journal said it was not clear whether the options were provided to the White House, whether President Donald Trump knew of the request or whether serious plans for a US strike on Iran took shape at that time. — Reuters