WHITE HOUSE ASKED FOR OP­TIONS TO STRIKE IRAN -WSJ

Daily Sabah (Turkey) - - International -

The White House’s na­tional se­cu­rity team last fall asked the Pen­tagon to pro­vide it with op­tions for strik­ing Iran af­ter a group of mil­i­tants aligned with Tehran fired mor­tars into an area in Baghdad that is home to the U.S. Em­bassy, the Wall Street Jour­nal re­ported yes­ter­day. The de­ci­sion to seek op­tions strik­ing Iran was prompted by an in­ci­dent in Septem­ber in which three mor­tars were fired into a diplo­matic quar­ter in Baghdad, the news­pa­per said. The shells landed in an open lot and no one was hurt. State Depart­ment Sec­re­tary Mike Pom­peo did not com­ment on the story when asked about it by re­porters and a State Depart­ment spokes­woman de­clined to com­ment.

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