Already more than three years ago, the foreign policy hawk John Bolton had called for a: “Bombing Iran to stop the Iranian bomb”. At that time, the conservative politician had no office, unlike now, where he has worked as a security consultant for Donald Trump’s especially a lot of influence. And in this function he is supposed to have, in the past year options for an attack on Iran is required. The “Wall Street Journal” reported.
trigger an attack in Baghdad
the Background was an attack with three mortar shells on the diplomatic quarter of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, wrote the sheet, citing current and former government employees. Although no one had been injured in the attack, attributed to a militant group with Links to Iran, but he created an unusual Alarm at the White house.
The relevant US Department of defense have worked out the requested options, it said in the report. According to the newspaper is not clear, however, whether the proposals were submitted to the White house, whether President Donald Trump of the request knew, and whether serious plans for an attack against Iran to take shape. A spokesman for the National security Council said that President Donald Trump of options available to respond to a variety of threats.
the Pentagon of the request taken by surprise?
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The “Wall Street Journal” wrote that the request had triggered both in the Pentagon as well as in the Ministry of foreign Affairs concern. “They unsettled the people,” was quoted a high-ranking Ex-employees. “It was crazy, how bluntly they talked about an attack on Iran.” A government employee, who asked not to be specifically cited, it was different. It’s not true that the state Department and the Pentagon had been caught off guard by the request, he told the German news Agency DPA. On Details, he did not.
Trump had announced in may 2018 in the international nuclear agreement with Iran. The US government accuses the leadership in Tehran, among other things, to conduct Terror and to destabilize with an aggressive policy in the Middle East. Trumps security Advisor, Bolton, was considered as a Hardliner against the Islamic Republic.
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