According to journalists, in this way the American authorities intend to respond to the shelling of the diplomatic quarter in Baghdad in the autumn of 2018.
The Pentagon is developing options for striking Iran. It is reported by The Wall Street Journal, citing politicians who are familiar with the situation.
According to the newspaper, the corresponding instructions were given by the US National Security Council, headed by presidential adviser John Bolton. Such a reaction in Washington was caused by the shelling of the diplomatic quarter in September 2018. The US authorities believe that a certain grouping connected with Iran is related to that incident.
It is noted that the Pentagon has begun to work out such a plan, but it didn’t lead to anything. At the same time, officials did not deny this information and did not confirm it. Garret Marquis, spokesman for the National Security Council, said the United States is considering a “full range of measures to ensure” the safety of diplomats and Washington’s interests.
The author of the article notes that, in addition to Bolton, a more stringent policy towards Iran is also favored by the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.