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The White House requested options for a military strike against Iran last September
The White House requested options for a military strike against Iran last September, a report by the Wall Street Journal revealed on Sunday, citing current and former U.S. officials.

The request, reportedly made the National Security Council led by national security advisor John Bolton, alarmed Pentagon and State Department officials, The Journal wrote on Sunday. The Council made the move after an Iranian-aligned group fired missiles into Baghdad's diplomatic quarter, which hosts the U.S. embassy in Iraq. No one was harmed.

According to the publication, it remains unclear whether President Donald Trump himself knew about the request, whether the Pentagon ultimately delivered military options to the White House, and if concrete attack plans against the Islamic Republic were actually formulated. But officials who spoke to the publication confirmed that the Defense Department did indeed comply with the National Security Council's request to develop those options.

Bolton, an avid proponent of the Iraq invasion during the George W. Bush administration, has long taken one of the hardest lines against Iran in Washington and has openly supported the idea of regime change in Tehran.

A spokesperson for the White House did not immediately reply to a CNBC request for comment. Garrett Marquis, a spokesman for the National Security Council told The Journal: "We continue to review the status of our personnel following attempted attacks on our embassy in Baghdad and our Basra consulate, and we will consider a full range of options to preserve their safety and our interests."
look like they did not have one. lolololol.
i think everyone understimiate iran because of inconventional layout of our military.
Well,it seems to me that US government is totally disconnected and in have 3 years of Secretary of state and defense secretary talking.."we stay in Syria till Iran leave".."we will push out Iran out of Syria..etc" and then Trump signed executive order for completely pull out of Syria and said "Iran can do whatever want in Syria, I don't care", seems to me that every member of that government is working for its own agenda..Even this request, according to some media outlets, was requested by Bolton office without Trump knowledge or even the rest of the cabinet...
Well, at least if the Pentagon gets shocked by a plan to attack Iran, it's a good sign.
نه شرقی، نه غربی، جمهوری اسلامی

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