There is a debate over the current disagreement about the Iraq war and, in particular, Secretary of State Colin Powell's address to the United Nations in 2003. Mr. Powell's presentation included fuzzy images and partial interception of communications as well as details of what has come to will be understood as an unfairly wrongful assessment of the Iraqi Government's illicit weapons. Iran. In April, Senator Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, pushed Mr. Pompeo to a hearing on the same engagement, but the Secretary of State turned his request.
Most Republicans signaled that they supported the solid line of the administration. "Iran seems to be more aggressive and we have to go back," Senator Richard Shelby, the Alabama Republican president and chairman of the Budget Committee, said after a meeting with intelligence officials. "We can not give them much space."
Soldiers from Germany and the Netherlands were pulled back to bases in Iraq. Spanish defense officials, in order to avoid tangling in any upcoming conflict with Iran, withdrew the frigate, which was part of the US-led strike group strike to the Persian Gulf. The learning efforts of France and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization continue normally.
The State Department ordered "non-aggressive US civil servants" at the embassy in Baghdad and the consulate in Erbil, the Kurdish capital, to leave the country. The order was mainly for full-time diplomats sent to Iraq; a statement by the embassy said it would result in the visa service being suspended in Iraq. Performers providing security, food, and similar services will remain in place so far.
Mr. Pompey shared some intelligence details with Iraqi leaders on May 7, when he made a surprise visit to Baghdad. But US officials in Washington said the most delicate intelligence was not shared with Iraqis because of the fear that their agencies had infiltrated Iranian spies.
Tensions with Iran have increased since May 2018, when Mr Trump pulled the United States out of the 2015 Nuclear Deal that the world forces have reached with Tehran. US sanctions were revised in November, weakening the Iranian economy – perhaps faster than expected.