Senators Seek Proof on “Increased” Iran Threat

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ERBIL – US lawmaker have demanded evidences proving that Iran has become a threat to Washington’s interests or its allies in the Middle East as it’s being claimed by the Trump administration.

Financial Times cited on Thursday Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate foreign relations committee, as saying that it was “hard to justify” the administration’s position on Iran as it has not provided the Congress with “specifics about what these increased threats actually are”.

He further noted that the senators were requesting “a comprehensive briefing from appropriate, senior level, administration officials on exactly what these increased threats are, and whether there is consensus within our intelligence community and the broader national security structure,” according to the report.

The US has recently deployed forces to the Middle East, arguing that Iran’s alleged threats to Washington’s interests and allies in the region have increased.

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