Britain says shares same assessment of Iran as the United States

Britain says shares same assessment of Iran as the United States

For Iraq to be a theatre for proxy wars is not new. "So I'm concerned, as it is all of us", added that official.

The three officials, who were not authorized to publicly discuss the private meetings in Baghdad and spoke on condition of anonymity, said Pompeo was not contemplating any pre-emptive strikes on Iran or the use of Iraqi territory to stage military operations against Iran.

Later, in a rare public rebuttal of an allied military officer, U.S. Central Command said Ghika's remarks "run counter to the identified credible threats" from Iranian-backed forces. But Trump took a soft tone Thursday, a day after tweeting that he expected Iran to look for talks.

Khamanei makes uranium enrichment threatIn the same speech, Khamenei issued a veiled threat saying it wouldn't be hard for the Islamic Republic to enrich uranium to weapons-grade levels amid rising tensions with the USA, state media reported Wednesday. "The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Iraq".

"If the US and Iran were to end up in conflict in the near future, it will be because of a miscalculation or a misperception", he told CNBC.

Sen. Angus King, a ME independent whorecently visited U.S. troops in Iraq, said in his interview with Foreign PolicyNewspaper that John Bolton's fiery rhetoric - as he described the move to senda 'clear and unmistakable message to Tehran - risked provoking Iran into anattack.

Senator Bob Menendez, the senior Democrat on the Senate foreign relations panel, demanded a briefing "immediately" on the threat intelligence, any plans for war and the decision to order embassy staff out of Iraq. The Iranian Defense Minister vowed that these efforts will fail, and that eventually: 'the Islamic Republic will defeat its enemies: The United States, Israel and its allies'.

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European nations have urged the USA and Iran to show restraint. At that time, the Saudi authorities, and at the head of them, the brutal prince of Saudi Arabia, Muhammad bin Salman, thought they would be able to capture Sana'a and Aden and suppress the revolution of the Yemeni people for a very short time (two weeks)!

Yet, as Dr Anwar Gargash, the UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, has warned, it is vital that the outside world does not overreact to claims Tehran is indulging in acts of deliberate provocation. "There are serious issues and among them is Iranian behavior".

"Intelligence and military officials in Europe as well as in the United States said that over the past year, most aggressive moves have originated not in Tehran, but in Washington - where John R. Bolton, the national security adviser, has prodded President Trump into backing Iran into a corner", NYT added.

He said Tuesday that "there's been no increased threat from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq and Syria".

Pro-coalition troops are expected to pull back as well under the deal once the two sides work out details for a broader phase two redeployment in Hodeidah, the main entry point for Yemen's commercial and aid imports and the Houthis' key supply line. "We're aware of their presence, clearly, and we monitor them, along with a whole range of others, because that's the environment we're in".

Meanwhile, UK officials said the security of deployed personnel in Iraq was kept under "constant review" following reports the threat level had been raised because of tensions in the region.

Such assertions face increasingly rigorous scrutiny from lawmakers.

"This seems like an escalation with no endgame", Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of CT said, describing the pressure campaign on Tehran as "ham-handed".

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