Pentagon was asked to draw up plans for attack on Iran

Pentagon officials ‘rattled’ by Trump White House request for military options to attack Iran: report

The Wall Street Journal quoted a former senior US administration official saying of the NSC's request for military options regarding Iran, "People were shocked".

The New York Times penned a piece on Sunday in which the paper ripped national security adviser, John R. Bolton, painting him as an extremist eager for war, writing, "Senior Pentagon officials are voicing deepening fears that President Trump's hawkish national security adviser, John R. Bolton, could precipitate a conflict with Iran at a time when Mr. Trump is losing leverage in the Middle East by pulling out American troops".

Speaking to an audience of anti-Tehran activists, the longtime Iran hawk said: "The murderous regime and its supporters will face significant consequences if they do not change their behaviour". Two days later, several rockets also hit an area close to the U.S. consulate in Basra.

The State Department and Pentagon did not comment on the report.

The Pentagon is said to have followed through on the order from the White House.

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The White House's national security team asked the Pentagon to provide it with options for striking Iran, after a group aligned with Tehran fired mortars in September into an area in Baghdad that is home to the U.S. embassy, a United States newspaper reported. The three mortars, however, landed in an open lot and nobody was harmed in the attack.

"The Department of Defense is a planning organization and provides the president military options for a variety of threats", Colonel Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, told AFP.

The Pentagon complied with the National Security Council's request to develop options for striking Iran, the officials said. "Any attack by Shia militias against USA should be treated as an attack from Iran".

Asked about the report during his Middle East trip, U.S. secretary of state Mike Pompeo declined comment. There were no injuries nor damage in either incident.

Pompeo told Fox News that dozens of countries would attend the summit which would aim to "build out the global coalition" opposed to Iranian policies in the region.

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