The Pentagon has drawn up a new war plan for Iran on the order of President Trump’s hawkish national security adviser, John Bolton.
The plan envisages 120,000 American troops being deployed to the Gulf in the event of an Iranian attack on US interests or Tehran’s resumption of a nuclear weapons programme, The New York Times reported.
In Washington, President Trump was asked by reporters if Iran and the US were heading for war and said the report about troop numbers was “fake news”, as he would dispatch far more than that.
“I think it’s fake news. Now, would I do that? Absolutely. But we have not plans for that. Hopefully we are not going to have to plan for that. And if we did…
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