#BREAKING: New York Times: President Trump asked senior advisers in an Oval Office meeting on Thursday whether he had options to take action against I


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“Mr. Trump might still be looking at ways to strike Iranian assets and allies, including militias in Iraq, officials said.”

NYT: Trump asked senior advisers on Thursday whether he had options to take action against Iran’s main nuclear site in the coming weeks. He was apparently dissuaded by Pence, Pompeo, new Pentagon chief Christopher Miller and Mark Milley. https://nytimes.com/2020/11/16/us/politics/trump-iran-nuclear.html?referringSource=articleShare



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Iran's Guards launch aircraft carrier-scale warship amid tensions with U.S.: TV

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards have added a warship capable of carrying aircraft, missile launchers and drones to its naval fleet, state media said on Thursday, at a time of high tension between Tehran and Washington.

Antagonism between longtime foes Tehran and Washington has risen since 2018, when President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from world powers’ 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and reimposed sanctions that have crippled the Iranian economy.

A U.S. official told Reuters on Monday that Trump, with two months left in office, had asked for options on attacking Iran’s main nuclear site at Natanz, but ultimately decided against taking the dramatic step.

The Islamic Republic reiterated that any attack on it by the United States would face a “crushing” response.

State television said on Thursday a “heavy, multi-purpose, and long-range warship capable of carrying all types of aircrafts, drones, missiles and radar systems” had been added to the Revolutionary Guards’ fleet.

“Iran’s Shahid Rudaki warship is a mobile naval city capable of carrying ocean missions,” state TV added.