The Journal, citing conversations with people familiar with the talks, also reported that the council requested options for launching strikes at both Iraq and Syria when they made the request for Iran.
The newspaper based its report on anonymous current and former US officials. A second attack by an unknown group two days later targeted the United States consulate in Basra.
The Defense Department did draw up the plans, but it is unclear if they were presented to the White House, or if the president knew of Bolton's request, according to the Journal.
Later Sunday, Defense Department spokesman Col. Rob Manning told CNN that the department "is a planning organization and provides the President military options for a variety of threats; routinely reviewing and updating plans and activities to deal with a host of threats, including those posed by Iran, to deter and, if necessary, to respond to aggression".
Elon Musk's SpaceX To Slash 10 Percent Of Staff Also Friday, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California carrying 10 communications satellites. One of the company's most recent launches involved sending a cargo capsule to the International Space Station .
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Unnamed US officials told The Wall Street Journal that Mr Bolton's hawkish response to the September attack "rattled" the Pentagon and state department.
The militant assault on the diplomatic quarter by a Shiite group aligned with Iran landed in an empty lot with no casualties reported.
The Journal reports, "Former U.S. officials said it was unnerving that the National Security Council asked for far-reaching military options to strike Iran in response to attacks that caused little damage and no injuries".
As a think-tank scholar and Fox News commentator, Mr. Bolton repeatedly urged the U.S.to attack Iran, including in a 2015 New York Times op-ed titled, "To stop Iran's bomb, bomb Iran".
Asked about the report during his Middle East trip, USA secretary of state Mike Pompeo declined comment. "If they're responsible for the arming and training of these militias, we're going to go to the source".
There's no doubt that we could do plenty of damage to Iran if we chose to strike.
The actor was married for nearly a decade to actress Anna Faris with whom he shares a son, 6-year-old Jack . Katherine is the daughter of actor-turned-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger and wife Maria Shriver .
Check out the post below! Kylie Jenner on Sunday lost the world record of having the most liked photo on Instagram to an egg. Although the profile has a mere (in comparison) 2 million followers, the image of the egg received over 20 million likes.
A spokesperson for the governing Social Democrats said the ethnic Albanian legislators also agreed to back the deal. Zaev said on January 12 that the lawmakers had "made history", adding: "I know how hard that was".
Dr Watson became Cold Spring Harbor's director in 1968, its president in 1994 and chancellor a decade later. In the documentary he admitted that his views on race and intelligence had not changed - " not at all ".
A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for our southern counties along the PA-MD border through 7 PM this evening. Midway International Airport saw 3.7 inches, while downstate Pontiac received Illinois' highest total at 9.3.
Brady has defied the odds by staying at the top of his game for as long as he has, but time is catching up with him. It is true that there has been speculation this season that, at 41, he's not as effective as he used to be.
Watch part two of the manager's press conference above, as Guardiola discusses the game, transfer rumours and City's future. Manchester City's official Twitter page quoted Guardiola, saying: "The big clubs don't buy players for six months".
It's all part of his New Year's resolution , according to the YouTuber. "January is sober vegan January", Paul continued. Mocking the American vlogger, lesbian YouTuber Rose Ellen Dix joked: 'Think I might go gay for a month Thoughts'.
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Two smartphones , the Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 are expected, and Samsung has revealed that it will unveil these on January 28. The Galaxy M series will be released globally after the handsets are released in India by the end of this month.
Fifth-seeded Kevin Anderson won his first match at Melbourne Park since 2015 when he beat Adrian Mannarino 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1. Opelka will play 102nd ranked Italian journeyman Thomas Fabbiano for a place in the third round.
AirPower Has Reportedly Entered Production
This promised accessory can charge an iPhone, Apple Watch and an upcoming AirPods case simultaneously. Apple announced its AirPower wireless charging mat at its September 2017 iPhone event.
Second black box from Lion Air crash found
Lion Air is one of Indonesia's youngest airlines but has grown rapidly, flying to dozens of domestic and worldwide destinations. If the voice recorder's contents end up being undamaged, it could provide valuable additional information to investigators.
Chiefs roll past Colts, 31-13, to reach AFC title game
I really think that oozes out of him, and I think what we tried to do this year was create a culture where that was a premium. Allen, a seven-year National Football League veteran, is in his first season with the Chiefs.
Jayme Closs' aunt gives positive update
Police arrived to find the door kicked in, Jayme missing and her parents dead. " I think he was my student ", she recalled saying. For the past couple of months the community of Barron and beyond has been praying for a safe return of 13-year-old Jayme Closs.
Reports one survivor in Iran plane crash
But a source told Fars agency that the plane belonged to the Iranian military's air force. TV said rescue teams had been sent to the area, between the airports of Fath and Payam.
West Ham eye Callum Wilson as Arnautovic alternative
A 2-1 win at Bournemouth in November was the only time Emery conceded the former Germany global was left out for tactical reasons. Sometimes he is helping us, at other moments not helping us because of injury or because maybe the match is not for him'.