Washington: US national security adviser John Bolton in 2018 asked the Pentagon for information about the possibility of Washington attacking Iran.
It is reported by The Wall Street Journal, citing informed sources.
“People were shocked. It is incomprehensible to mind how they thoughtlessly about strikes against Iran,” one of the interlocutors said.
The publication notes that the Pentagon has provided information on the available possibilities of striking Iran against representatives of the National Security Service. At the same time, it is not specified whether President Donald Trump knew about this, whether the indicated data came to the White House, and whether there were any serious military plans for Washington at that time in Washington.
“Former officials called discouraging the fact that the National Security Service requested information about the possibility of far-reaching military strikes against Iran in response to attacks that did not cause serious damage and no one was injured,” the article notes.
Bolton advocates a tougher approach to Tehran than many other members of the Trump administration. In this, he is supported by US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo. Bolton also makes no secret of his hopes for a change of power in Iran.