John Bolton asked about possible military strike on Iran in 2018. Photo: Google
Washington, January 15 (RHC)-- The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the U.S. National Security Council asked the Pentagon about possible military options targeting Iran last year. The request reportedly followed a September strike by Iranian forces in Baghdad, which did not result in any damage or casualties.
National Security Adviser John Bolton is known for his extremely reactionary foreign policy views and has openly called for regime change in Iran and other countries not in favor with the U.S. government.
In other news, Turkish President Recep Tayyip blasted John Bolton for saying Turkey should protect Syrian Kurdish fighters as a condition for U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria.
Following the Pentagon’s announcement of the start of U.S. troop withdrawals from Syria last week, Donald Trump ratcheted up threats to Turkey over the issue of Syrian Kurds. Trump said in a tweet that the U.S. would “devastate Turkey economically if they hit Kurds.”
Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israeli forces had attacked Iranian weapons warehouses in Syria.
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