U.S. Officials: Iran Official OK’d Attacks on American Military

U.S. Officials: Iran Official OK’d Attacks on American Military
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Intelligence revealed Iran told some proxies and surrogates they could go after American military targets in the region, say 3 U.S. officials.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. decision to surge additional military forces into the Middle East was based in part on intelligence that the Iranian regime has told some of its proxy forces and surrogates that they can now go after American military personnel and assets in the region, according to three U.S. officials familiar with the intelligence.

The intelligence shows that an Iranian official discussed activating Iranian-backed groups to target Americans, but did not mention targeting the militaries of other nations, the officials said.

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