1. John Bolton's National Security Council sought military options to strike Iran: Report  Washington Examiner
  2. White House Sought Options to Strike Iran  The Wall Street Journal
  3. Wall Street Journal: White House requested plans last year from Pentagon to attack Iran  CNN
  4. Bolton asked Pentagon for options to strike Iran: report | TheHill  The Hill
  5. White House asked for options to strike Iran: WSJ  Reuters
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The National Security Council sought options for a military strike against Iran last year following a mortar attack near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad by a Shiite militia group aligned with Tehran, according to a report published early Sunday morning.

National security adviser John Bolton asked the Pentagon to provide the White House with military options to strike Iran in the wake of attacks near the U.S. Embassy and consulate in Iraq last September.

The White House's National Security Council asked the Pentagon last year for plans for launching a military attack against Iran, the Wall Street Journal reported early Sunday, citing current and former US officials.

The Trump administration's National Security Council sought military options to strike Iran last September after a group aligned with Tehran fired mortars near the U.S.

The White House's national security team last fall asked the Pentagon to provide it with options for striking Iran after a group of militants aligned with Tehran fired mortars into an area in Baghdad that is home to the U.S. Embassy, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.