The National Security Team of the White House wanted to know from the Pentagon the options of providing support for striking Iran after a group of the troop has been sent to Tehran who fired mortars in the area in Baghdad that is familiar to the US Embassy, as per the report of the Wall Street Journal.
The appeal of the National Security Council, which is directed by John Bolton, inflamed the deep concern among the officials of the State Department and Pentagon, according to the report of newspaper mentioning recent and former US officials.
The Pentagon pacified the request, but it unknown whether the options for an Iran strike were also provided to the White House or if the US President Donald Trump had the information about it.
The decision for attempting options striking Iran was triggered by an incident in September in which three mortars were fired into the diplomatic quarter in Baghdad as per the information from the news agency in Baghdad. The shells of mortars hit in an open lot and no one was hurt. Later, unrecognized militants fired three rockets that hit closure to the US consulate in the Southern city of Basra but no serious damage has been triggered.
The State Department did not remark on the report. The Pentagon said it provides the options to the President for a different aspect of threats.
The NSC representative Garrett Marquis, said, the NSC does the same and it will continue to ponder “ the full range of options” after the attacks.