Top officials and lawmakers have left the White House after a classified briefing lasting more than an hour on Iran's sudden collapse in the Middle East of an American surveillance dron – and it is presumed that the "measured" US reaction is likely  Against the backdrop of growing tensions between the United States and Iran, the White House earlier on Thursday invited the House and Senate leaders and Democrats and Republicans in the House of Commons and Senate to meet President Trump in a safe situation in Be th home.
Others who arrived at the meeting were CIA Director Gina Haspel, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, and Army Secretary Mark Esper, whom Trump said.
Shanhan was spotted outside the White House with a folder titled "SECRET / NORFOR", an intelligence class.
Senate Major Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Told Fox News that "we had a good briefing," and that the Trump administration would be involved in "missed answers."
19659003] In a statement, Republican President Kevin McCarthy and members of the House Foreign Affairs, House Intelligence, and House Armed Services condemned the direct attack on Iran,
"Iran is directly attacking US assets over international waters," the Republicans write. "This provocation comes a week after they attacked and destroyed two commercial tankers in international waters. There must be a purposeful response to these actions. President Trump and his national security team remain clear about the situation and what to do in response to the Congress we are ready to support our men and women in uniform, our country and our allies in the region. "
Parliament Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Californien, issued a separate statement after the briefing.
"In the light of the US Dragan's direction from Iran, it is essential to stay in the hands of Iran, fully committed to our allies, to admit that we are not dealing with a responsible adversary and doing our best to escalate. "This is a dangerous high-tension situation that requires a stroke
Speaking to reporters, Pelosi said is convinced that US intelligence services are correct in their assessment that b but the Pelsoy adds that Trump's administration will have to be legally approved by Congress before taking military action. "
" We clearly state that in order to participate in military operations, action, we must have a new license to use the military.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Sumer, DN.Y., said he had told the president during the briefing that there should be a "healthy, open debate" and that Congress should have "real"
He said he was worried that the administration "could face a war."
"We have an amendment backed by any Democrat in Senate NDAA, led by Senator Udol, which will require Congressional approval of any funding for a conflict in Iran," Sumer said in a statement "It is backed by all Democrats in The Senate. We ask McConnell's Leader to do the right thing and give us a vote next week on the NDAA on this amendment. " Social media footage also showed Shumer seems to be celebrating after the briefing, but Sumer, he explained that he was happy that his mother had been released from the hospital
Hours earlier, the Pentagon released a video showing the smoke from the Navy fleet fired from the sky, over Iran's Hormuz Strait, at what military officials describe as an "unprovoked attack."
Trump told reporters that Iran has made a "very big mistake," but has also said that there is a sense that it may be the result of someone being "loose" or doing something "stupid", not a deliberate provocation from Iran
The US Navy RQ-4A Global Hawk, an unmanned airplane wider than Boeing 737, was overthrown by the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards C Land-to-Air Missiles, which were fired from near Gorub on Wednesday evening, according to Lieutenant General Joseph Guastela, Chief of the US Air Force Central Command.
"This is an unprovoked attack on US surveillance assets that have not violated Iran's airspace anytime during its mission," Guatela said. "This attack is an attempt to disrupt our ability to observe the area after the latest threats to international transport and the free trade flow."  Guastela said that at the time she was hit by the missile, the dron worked at a "high level." an altitude of more than 20 miles from the nearest point on the coast of Iran.
Some Democrats, on the other hand, accuse Trump for the episode. President Bideon's president said Trump had made a more likely military conflict with Iran, and that "another Middle East war is the last we need."
"Iran directly attacks US assets over international waters." Biden said that Trump's strategy in Iran has been a "self-inflicted disaster" since the president withdrew the US from the Iranian nuclear agreement negotiated when Biden served with then-President Barack Obama as vice president
The Trump Administration called this deal irresponsible a dangerous regime that only encourages and empowers its imperialist and terrorist ambitions. By overcoming the sanctions lifted by the Oram transaction, Trump's government policies have largely crippled the economy of Iran, sending inflation over 30% and devastating oil revenues.
Biden claims there is no doubt that Iran continues to be a bad factor violating human rights and supporting terrorist activities. "But he added that the US needed the leadership of the president." US NAVY DRONE EXCLUDED FROM THE IRAN'S MYSTERY ON THE HORMEME IN "UNAUTHORIZED ATAK", THE CENTRAL COMMAND said
the smoke of the drones could be seen in black and white video when the ship collapsed
Guatelas said that the unmanned airplane had descended into "international waters" some 20 miles from Iran. US officials told Fox News that investigators are competing to find the remains of the Iranian forces.
The US Navy Global Hawk RQ-4A Unmanned Airplane provides real-time intelligence, surveillance and intelligence missions in "huge ocean and coastal areas." of the military. On the last day, Draw was deployed in the Middle East as part of the reinforcements approved by Trump last month.
The high-altitude unmanned airplane can fly up to 60,000 feet or 11 miles above sea level and stay at a height of 30 hours. It is used to spy on Iranian military communications and to track shipping on busy waterways. Each unmanned airplane costs up to $ 180 million. Also on Thursday afternoon, presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand, DN.Y, asked Trump to refrain from sending US troops to conflict with Iran without approval from Congress. Squadron is preparing to launch RQ-4 Global Hawk at Navona Air Station Sigonella, Italy, in October 2018. “/>