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Trump Officials Reportedly Clash over U.S. Saber-Rattling with Iran

HeadlineMay 17, 2019

The Guardian is reporting that a top Iranian general recently met with Iraqi militias in Baghdad and told them to “prepare for proxy war” with the United States. The push by the leader of Iran’s Quds Force came as the Pentagon reportedly drew up a plan to send as many as 120,000 troops to the Middle East if President Trump decides to take military action against Iran. This comes as The New York Times reports President Trump has clashed with his Cabinet and advisers in recent days over whether to attack Iran. The Times cited an unnamed Trump official who said Trump poked fun at his national security adviser, John Bolton, in a recent meeting, with the words: “If it was up to John, we’d be in four wars now.”

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