nearvideo report: intelligence suggests US and Iran incorrectly understood each other with military moves
The Wall Street Journal reported, intel is beating Iranians from military preparations, because they thought that the USA are planning an attack; Michael O’hanlon, a senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution.
Former CIA Director David Petraeus warned Iran that it would “very carefully”, on how the tensions between the Middle East nation and the United States pulled further up.
“You are going to have a decision to make. Either you are going to have to really get your belt, and keep tightening it, since it’s getting worse,” Petraeus said on ABC’s “This week.” “There are still more screws are tightening down in the maximum pressure of the campaign and try to grit your teeth and get you up to November 2020 in the hope that their desired result.”
He added: “you are going to have to be very careful and not to be cocky, your hand and the result is a kind of answer, is pretty criminal.”
US COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS IN THE VICINITY OF THE PERSIAN GULF, THE ‘INCORRECTLY COULD WARNS,’ IN THE MIDST OF THE TENSIONS WITH IRAN
The Trump administration recently sent an aircraft carrier and other military resources to the Persian Gulf region, and pulled nonessential personnel out of Iraq, raising the alarm among Democrats and some Republicans on Capitol Hill about the possibility of a confrontation with Iran.
Trump in recent days played down any potential for conflict. But questions remain about what prompted the action, and many legislators demanded more information.
Much of the tension between Tehran and Washington results from reports of bombings and attacks in the region, in connection with Iran’s support for terrorist groups and also of the US withdrawal from the nuclear agreement with Iran just over a year.
Trump pulled out of the agreement, which he criticized as “the worst deal in history.” He said the agreement should be restrained Iran’s ballistic missile program and braked, which keeps his administration in Tehran’s hostile activities in the region.
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The administration has been lifted crippling economic sanctions against Iran under the agreement.
Iran countered by threatening to enrich its uranium stockpile closer to the weapons-level 60 days to negotiate if world powers fail, new conditions for the 2015 nuclear deal. Iran has stopped, which requires the sale of excess uranium and heavy water as a first step — a little under the offer.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.