Iran was plotting attack on four USA embassies before Soleimani killing

Iran was plotting attack on four USA embassies before Soleimani killing

Iran was plotting attack on four USA embassies before Soleimani killing

The targets of the sanctions included Iran's manufacturing, mining and textile sectors as well as senior Iranian officials who Washington said were involved in the January 8 attack on military bases housing US troops.

"I can reveal that I believe it would have been four embassies", Trump said in an excerpt of an interview due to air later on Fox News.

"We are going to let the investigation play out before we make a final determination", he said.

Hosseini has recently said that banking relations between Iran and Iraq will get much better if the Americans leave the Arab country and their interference ends.

The president's justifications for killing Soleimani have shifted. He has also blamed Soleimani's history of helping to foment unrest in the Middle East and provide weapons to Iraqi militia that were used to kill American troops in the Iraq War.

Pelosi faulted the White House for failing to consult Congress before the drone strike that killed Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad last week. Pentagon officials allegedly said the USA could go after Shahlai again, but for now, the focus remains on deescalating the situation in Iran.

In addition to this planned takedown effort, the US was also reportedly targeting a high-ranking commander in Iran's Islamic Republican Guard Corps in Yemen. "He had no evidence of an imminent threat or attack". No one was injured.

European Union reiterates support for nuclear deal negotiated with Iran, also expressing concern on Friday that escalating tensions in the region could lead to resurgence of state activities Islamic.

Tehran had been gradually breaching aspects of the deal since President Donald Trump walked away from the Vienna deal in 2018 and imposed crippling economic sanctions.

Those measures, which would freeze any assets the officials have in US jurisdiction and prohibit financial transactions with them, are largely symbolic since such senior figures are unlikely to have assets under American control after decades of hostility between the two nations.

The plan is also to target the "inner heart of Iranian security apparatus" with the sanctions.

"It sends a signal to other foreign firms that continue to do business with Iranian steel producers that this is off limits", said Davis, a former Treasury Department official.

Earlier the same day, the Trump administration announced new sanctions on Iran in hopes of stopping its global terrorist activities.

Mnuchin insisted the sanctions are working and have deprived Iran of tens of billions of dollars. "And there's no question, by cutting off the economics to the region, we are having an impact".

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