1. Trump asked for options for attacking Iran last week, but held off - source  The Star Online
  2. Iran vows 'crushing response' should US attack nuclear site  Free Malaysia Today
  3. Iran warns of ‘crushing response’ if Trump targets nuclear site  The Guardian
  4. Mike Pompeo’s legacy of incompetence peaked with his failed Iran policy  The Washington Post
  5. Trump 'asked for options on strike on Iran nuclear site'  BBC News
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, with two months left in office, last week asked for options on attacking Iran's main nuclear site, but ultimately decided against taking the dramatic step, a U.S. official said on Monday.WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, with two months left in office, last week asked for options on attacking Iran's main nuclear site, but ultimately decided against taking the dramatic step, a U.S. official said on Monday.

Trump asked for options for attacking Iran last week, but held off - source | The Star

Outgoing president reported to have looked at military options against Tehran and its allies<br>Outgoing president reported to have looked at military options against Tehran and its allies

Iran warns of ‘crushing response’ if Trump targets nuclear site | Donald Trump | The Guardian

Riyadh reserves the right to arm itself with nuclear weapons if Tehran cannot be stopped from making one, minister says.Riyadh reserves the right to arm itself with nuclear weapons if Tehran cannot be stopped from making one, minister says.

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President Donald Trump asked senior national security advisers about taking action against Iran's main nuclear site at a meeting last Thursday, the New York Times reported Monday.President Donald Trump asked senior national security advisers about taking action against Iran's main nuclear site at a meeting last Thursday, the New York Times reported Monday.

Donald Trump was 'talked out of missile strike on Iran nuclear site' | Daily Mail Online

Advisers warned the US president last week that an attack could spark a wider conflict, report say.Advisers warned the US president last week that an attack could spark a wider conflict, report say.

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The president-elect's actions in the Middle East will be dictated by events. But the loss of Trump represents a body check for the ambitions and aspirations of Gulf hegemonsThe president-elect's actions in the Middle East will be dictated by events. But the loss of Trump represents a body check for the ambitions and aspirations of Gulf hegemons

For Trump's Middle East allies, Joe Biden is a new nightmare | Middle East Eye

Saudi Arabia 'will do everything it can to protect its people and to protect its territories,' the minister of state for foreign affairs says***

Saudi minister won't rule out developing nuclear weapons if Iran does - Iran - Haaretz.com

TEHRAN – A professor of international business at the George Washington University says he thinks Joe Biden will restore the 2015 nuclear agreement (JCPOA) in order to make his former boss Barack Obama happy and strengthen ties with Europeans who feel “betrayed” by the United States.TEHRAN – A professor of international business at the George Washington University says he thinks Joe Biden will restore the 2015 nuclear agreement (JCPOA) in order to make his former boss Barack Obama happy and strengthen ties with Europeans who feel “betrayed” by the United States.

Biden will return to JCPOA but won’t lift sanctions swiftly: George Washington University professor - Tehran Times

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is still hoping to squeeze last-minute favors from outgoing US President Donald Trump at the expense of his relationship with the incoming administration.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is still hoping to squeeze last-minute favors from outgoing US President Donald Trump at the expense of his relationship with the incoming administration.

Netanyahu goes for broke in Trump's last two months

“The first thing I would say to the incoming administration is sit with your allies in the region,” Israel's ambassador said.“The first thing I would say to the incoming administration is sit with your allies in the region,” Israel's ambassador said.

Dermer: Rejoining the nuclear agreement with Iran ‘a mistake’ - The Jerusalem Post

Any U.S. attack on Iran would face a "crushing" response, an Iranian government spokesman said on Tuesday, following reports U.S. President Donald Trump asked for options for a strike on Iran's main nuclear site last week but decided against doing so.Any U.S. attack on Iran would face a "crushing" response, an Iranian government spokesman said on Tuesday, following reports U.S. President Donald Trump asked for options for a strike on Iran's main nuclear site last week but decided against doing so.

Iran says U.S. move against it would face 'crushing' response | Reuters

Tehran may be less open than ever to threats or persuasion.Tehran may be less open than ever to threats or persuasion.

China and Russia Have Iran’s Back | Foreign Affairs

DONALD TRUMP'S advisers reportedly talked the President out of a significant missile strike again...DONALD TRUMP'S advisers reportedly talked the President out of a significant missile strike again...

Donald Trump 'talked out of' launching missile strike on Iran by advisers who feared it could have started a war | The Irish Post

Trump asked senior advisers in an Oval Office meeting on Thursday, Nov. 16, whether he had options to take action against Iran’s main nuclear site in the coming weeks, four current and former US officials said on Monday.Trump asked senior advisers in an Oval Office meeting on Thursday, Nov. 16, whether he had options to take action against Iran’s main nuclear site in the coming weeks, four current and former US officials said on Monday.

Trump sought options for attacking Iran to stop its growing nuclear program | World News,The Indian Express

Trump asked senior advisers in an Oval Office meeting on Thursday, Nov. 16, whether he had options to take action against Iran’s main nuclear site in the coming weeks, four current and former US officials said on Monday.Trump asked senior advisers in an Oval Office meeting on Thursday, Nov. 16, whether he had options to take action against Iran’s main nuclear site in the coming weeks, four current and former US officials said on Monday.

Trump sought options for attacking Iran to stop its growing nuclear program | World News,The Indian Express

Yuval Steinitz's comments come after it was reported Trump enquired about a possibility of striking Iran's main nuclear site last week; Iranian government spokesman says any U.S. move against it would face 'crushing' responseYuval Steinitz's comments come after it was reported Trump enquired about a possibility of striking Iran's main nuclear site last week; Iranian government spokesman says any U.S. move against it would face 'crushing' response

President Trump's advisors have apparently dissuaded him from ordering a military strike, warning that it would escalate the ongoing conflict between the United States...President Trump's advisors have apparently dissuaded him from ordering a military strike, warning that it would escalate the ongoing conflict between the United States...

Trump Sought Ways to Attack Iran's 'Main Nuclear Site' in 'Coming Weeks', Report Claims - Sputnik International

Donald Trump’s long-running claims that his predecessor Barack Obama was born in Kenya and not the US have been labelled “racist lies” by the former first lady Michelle Obama, writing on Instagram as she reflects on the 2016 transition efforts she and her husband engaged in “for the sake of the country” as the Trumps fail to do the same for the Bidens. Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg, the CEOs of Twitter and Facebook respectively, are currently...

Trump news – live: Rudy Giuliani argues Trump’s case in Pennsylvania as China prepares for ‘final act of madness’

The president has multiple means to hit Iran.The president has multiple means to hit Iran.

Report: President Trump asked senior leaders about military options to strike Iran

As Joe Biden is declared President-elect of the US, it is clear he has many matters to tackle. From containing coronavirus and managing the economic fall-out, to working to unite the country and begin...

What direction will Biden take on Syria? – Middle East Monitor

Eric Schmitt, Maggie Haberman, David E. Sanger, Helene Cooper and Lara Jakes at the New York Times get the scoop. Their sources in the White House tell them that last Thursday, in a meeting with his senior advisers, Trump abruptly asked them if there were options for a US strike on Iran’s civilian nuclear enrichment facilities. | By Juan ColeEric Schmitt, Maggie Haberman, David E. Sanger, Helene Cooper and Lara Jakes at the New York Times get the scoop. Their sources in the White House tell them that last Thursday, in a meeting with his

Trump's Requested Strike on Iran Could Kill More People Than Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki | Common Dreams Views

Media reports previously suggested that the Trump administration is struggling to create conditions that would prevent the US from returning to the nuclear deal with...Media reports previously suggested that the Trump administration is struggling to create conditions that would prevent the US from returning to the nuclear deal with...

Iran Vows 'Crushing' Response to US Attack as Trump Reportedly Mulled Striking Tehran's Nuclear Site - Sputnik International

Two months before he is due to leave office, President Donald Trump asked top aides about the possibility of striking Iran's nuclear facilities, The NewTwo months before he is due to leave office, President Donald Trump asked top aides about the possibility of striking Iran’s nuclear facilities, The New York Times reported Monday. During a m…

Trump asked aides about striking Iran: report - Asia Times

Trump recently ousted and replaced top leadership at the Pentagon for reasons which have yet to be fully explainedTrump recently ousted and replaced top leadership at the Pentagon for reasons which have yet to be fully explained

Trump weighed options for Iran attack that "could easily escalate into a broader conflict": report | Salon.com

He was successful because only an iconoclastic president could have rejected false assumptions and failed strategies.

Trump’s Parting Gift to Biden: A More Stable Middle East and a Weakened Iran

US president said to have convened top advisers a few days ago to discuss options for strike on main sites to halt enrichment, but was warned it could lead to wider conflictUS president said to have convened top advisers a few days ago to discuss options for strike on main sites to halt enrichment, but was warned it could lead to wider conflict

Trump mulled striking Iran nuke sites in final days, was talked out of it -- NYT | The Times of Israel

According to a Monday report by the NY Times, President Trump last Thursday inquired about his options for action against Iran’s main nuclear site in Natanz (Trump Sought Options for Attacking Iran to Stop Its Growing Nuclear Program). The conversation in the Oval Office with the president's senior advisors follo ...According to a Monday report by the NY Times, President Trump last Thursday inquired about his options for action against Iran’s main nuclear site in Natanz (Trump Sought Options for Attacking Iran to Stop Its Growing Nuclear Program). The conversation in the Oval Office with the president's senior advisors follo ...

Report: Trump Wanted to Attack Iran's Main Nuclear Base Last Thursday - The Jewish Press - JewishPress.com | David Israel | 1 Kislev 5781 – November 17, 2020 | JewishPress.com

President Trump sought options for attacking Iran to stop its growing nuclear program, as written in an article by the New York Times. More to come...President Trump sought options for attacking Iran to stop its growing nuclear program, as written in an article by the New York Times. More to come...

President Trump sought options for attacking Iran to stop its growing nuclear program

Trump held off on the strikes after aides warned it could escalate into a larger conflict.Trump held off on the strikes after aides warned it could escalate into a larger conflict.

Report: Trump Considered Military Strike Against Iran’s Nuclear Sites Last Week

Over recent months, Iran has, at least publicly, pursued a wait-and-see policy regarding the outcome of the US presidential election. The choice was between either a second term for President Donald Trump — which Tehran did not even want to think of — or a triumph for Joe Biden, the vice president under Barack Obama, during whose tenure relations between Washington and TehranOver recent months, Iran has, at least publicly, pursued a wait-and-see policy regarding the outcome of the US presidential election. The choice was between either a second term for President Donald

Iran ponders how to deal with new US president | Arab News

Tehran seems to think that the departure of its archenemy, Donald Trump, could give it more diplomatic scope for its regional ambitions. But this could prove to be very much mistaken.Tehran seems to think that the departure of its archenemy, Donald Trump, could give it more diplomatic scope for its regional ambitions. But this could prove to be very much mistaken.

Iran could harbor false hopes after Biden victory - Egypt Independent

President Donald Trump met with senior advisors in the Oval Office on Thursday, 12 November to understand US’s options for attacking Iran’s nuclear site, Natanz in the coming weeks after reports of significant increase in Iran’s nuclear materialAdvisors persuaded Trump to not strike on Iran as it could risk a greater conflict in last weeks of his presidency.

Trump Looked Into Attacking Iran’s Nuclear Site To Stop It Growing, Takes Advice To Not Do A Strike

With two months left in office, U.S. President Donald Trump asked top aides about options to strike Iran's nuclear facilities, media reports say.With two months left in office, U.S. President Donald Trump asked top aides about options to strike Iran's nuclear facilities, media reports say.

Trump Reportedly Asked Aides About Options For Striking Iranian Nuclear Site

"Both countries are run by immature leaders who have been screaming about the need for war with Iran," one source told Insider."Both countries are run by immature leaders who have been screaming about the need for war with Iran," one source told Insider.

Fear Israel and Saudi Arabia see chance for war with Iran - Business Insider

Donald Trump asked senior White House advisers last Thursday if he could strike Iran’s main nuclear site in the coming weeks, reports the New York Times on Monday evening. That site is Natanz, and it houses Iran's nuclear stockpile. The Oval Office meeting in which Trump asked if he could bomb Iran's main nuke site…Donald Trump asked senior White House advisers last Thursday if he could strike Iran’s main nuclear site in the coming weeks, reports the New York Times on Monday evening. That site is Natanz, and …

Trump asked White House advisers if he could strike Iran nuclear site sometime soon | Boing Boing

Trump mulled military strike against Iran to stop its nuclear program, NYT reportsU.S. President Donald Trump weighed possibilities of a military strike against Iran but was dissuaded by his advisers, New York Times reported in a piece published on...

Trump mulled military strike against Iran to stop its nuclear program, NYT reports | Daily Sabah

The New York Times, citing "four current and former U.S. officials," reported Monday that the discussion occurred Thursday during a meeting in the Oval Office.The New York Times, citing "four current and former U.S. officials," reported Monday that the discussion occurred Thursday during a meeting in the Oval Office.

Trump asked senior advisers about options for possible attack on Iran nuclear site, reports say

Donald Trump was reportedly dissuaded from such action during an Oval Office meeting on Thursday with top national security advisersDonald Trump was reportedly dissuaded from such action during an Oval Office meeting on Thursday with top national security advisers

Donald Trump 'considered attacking Iran nuclear site after US election defeat'

'The Biden administration will be making a mistake if it goes back to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran,' Ron Dermer recently told a panel discussion.

Stay out of Iran nuclear deal, outgoing Israeli ambassador to US urges Biden

'The Biden administration will be making a mistake if it goes back to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran,' Ron Dermer recently told a panel discussion.

Stay out of Iran nuclear deal, outgoing Israeli ambassador to US urges Biden

A Biden Presidency is widely considered as good news for Iran, but the U.S.’ new Middle East may not necessarily be good news for the regionA Biden Presidency is widely considered as good news for Iran, but the U.S.’ new Middle East may not necessarily be good news for the region

What Biden’s Victory Means For Middle East Oil | OilPrice.com

Iran has vowed to strike back at the United States in response to any attack on its nuclear facilities.Iran has vowed to strike back at the United States in response to any attack on its nuclear facilities.

Iran threatens ‘crushing response’ to US attack after Trump was ‘talked out of’ striking nuke site