U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo admitted that the U.S. intelligence agencies did not have accurate information about the “plans” of Iranian General Kassem Suleimani to attack the United States.
“There is no doubt that there was a series of impending attacks. <…> We don’t know exactly when, and we don’t know exactly where. But it was real”, – he said in an interview with Fox News.
On January 3, the U.S. military killed Suleimani in Baghdad, U.S. President Donald Trump said that he planned to blow up one of the embassies, but did not give any details.
Iran responded with a missile strike on Iraqi bases where American troops are stationed. After that Trump said that Washington does not want to demonstrate its military power, instead Tehran is waiting for new sanctions.
After Suleimani’s assassination, Democrats and some Republicans in Congress demanded that the United States administration explain the reasons for this move. They were given a special closed briefing, which, however, did not address the legislators’ questions.
On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives, where Democrats have a majority, adopted a resolution that restricted Trump’s rights to wage war against Iran. The White House criticized the document and said it had no legal force and was not binding.