No serious person advocating stronger action against Iran is calling for an American invasion or a large-scale war.
Following Iran’s attack on an unmanned U.S. drone in the region, the most direct attack yet on American interests, Trump had several options for a military retaliation. Trump initially committed to responding in such a manner, but called off the attack minutes before.
Recent incidents comprise a coherent Iranian effort to coerce the West into stopping, or opposing, the Trump administration’s policy of exerting “maximum pressure” on the Islamic Republic.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) tweeted Tuesday that President Donald Trump had “provoked” the ongoing crisis with Iran and was possibly heading toward “another forever war.”
Bolton revealed in an interview with the Washington Free Beacon that intelligence reports over the past month warned of covert attacks in the Middle East and South Asia by Iranian proxies.
A Washington Post reporter had to explain Thursday she wasn’t blaming the Trump administration for not heeding past Iranian warnings ahead of a suspected attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
As Iran continues to ramp up its most contested nuclear work in violation of the landmark nuclear accord, Republican hawks in Congress are preparing a final push to destroy the deal and reimpose a set of biting sanctions that the Trump administration has balked on implementing in recent months, according to multiple officials familiar with the effort.
Top Iranian leaders issued a series of warnings on Tuesday, telling world leaders it is on the brink of restarting a significant portion of its most contested nuclear work, including the enrichment of uranium to prohibited levels that could be used as part of a weapons program.