77485
US Considers How to Curtail Iran’s Influence
National

US Considers How to Curtail Iran’s Influence

Multiple US officials have told CNN that Defense Secretary James Mattis is asking planners to think about what action to take on Iran.

Discussions are taking place on how to use the US military to deter and contain Iranian activities in neighboring countries, short of a direct conflict.

The Pentagon has not commented publicly, but one official familiar with the Mattis’ thinking said, “A lot of thought is being put into Iran.”

This comes as the current US administration is trying to assemble the equivalent of an international diplomatic and economic coalition in practice, if not in name, to counter what it sees as Iran’s growing influence across the Middle East. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson this week convened a meeting attended by UK, France and Germany to coordinate US-European cooperation to counter Iran through diplomatic and economic means.

 

Short URL : https://goo.gl/7FgrfJ
  1. https://goo.gl/Gv34Zr
  • https://goo.gl/BPqvcN
  • https://goo.gl/PKP1K9
  • https://goo.gl/44oPUR
  • https://goo.gl/vwDULT

You can also read ...

Participants in the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) reaffirmed...
Top Iran, Pakistan Generals Discuss Kidnap Case
The chairman of the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces...
Embattled Saudis Cannot Rally World Against Iran
The mounting criticism of Saudi Arabia's human rights record...
US Sanctions Listing Could Harm Humanitarian Trade With Iran
US sanctions intended to squeeze an Iranian voluntary force...
Extension of FATF Deadline Welcome
A senior official on Friday welcomed the decision by an...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints

Trending

Googleplus