The attack that reportedly prompted Bolton to seek retaliation involved three mortars fired into Baghdad's sprawling diplomatic quarter, home to the U.S. Embassy.
The request was met with concern by both the Pentagon and the State Department, according to the Journal, with one former administration official telling the paper that people were "shocked" by the request.
In addition, two rockets were fired toward the secure compound of the U.S. Consulate in city of Basra, in southwest Iraq.
The White House asked for military strike options against Iran a year ago in a request that startled the Pentagon and the State Department.
The source said while no one had been injured in the attack, the White House was angered by the military attack on Iran in September previous year.
The request alarmed the Pentagon and State Department, the Journal reported, but the Pentagon complied with the request and developed the options.
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 shells-launched by a group aligned with Iran-landed in an open lot and harmed no one.
Rain makes de Minaur wait a day in Sydney
I fell in love with tennis after the epic 2008 Wimbledon final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Barty led the deciding set 3-0 before Kvitova began a comeback to win her 26th WTA title.
Chiefs Coach Andy Reid Scolds Fans for Throwing Snowballs
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. Kansas City will be taking on the victor of today's New England-Los Angeles game, which kicks off shortly after 1 p.m.
Later in the month, US National Security Adviser John Bolton issued a stark public warning to Tehran: "There will be hell to pay" if Iran continued to "cross" the US and its allies.
He has worked with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in implementing a more hardline approach to Iran since taking office.
NSC spokesman Garrett Marquis, said the NSC does the same and it will continue to consider "the full range of options" after the attacks.
The National Security Council asking for military strike options against the Middle Eastern nation in response to relatively minor incidents has caused some former United States officials to express alarm. "If they're responsible for the arming and training of these militias, we're going to go to the source".
On Sunday, Iran's foreign ministry summoned a senior Polish diplomat in protest at Poland jointly hosting a global summit with the USA focused on the Middle East, particularly Iran, state news agency IRNA reported.
Pompeo told Fox News that dozens of countries would attend the summit which would aim to "build out the global coalition" opposed to Iranian policies in the region.
On the furry friends side, Markle becomes the royal patron of The Mayhew , an organization dedicated to animal welfare for pets. The four organisations the Duchess of Sussex has become a patron of have been announced by Kensington Palace.
Her church family wants to make sure she knows she has support in the coming days, weeks, months and even years ahead. Glynn said Patterson displayed the kind of emotions and feelings you would expect of someone in this situation.
He said the cause of death for the male victim is likely a drug overdose, but he added that it is too early in the investigation. Mike O'Brien, a police captain in Chico, California, said: "Certainly there's potential for additional fatalities".
William Nee, a China researcher at Amnesty International, expressed similar sentiments to the Hong Kong-based newspaper. A lawyer for Schellenberg, Zhang Dongshuo, told Reuters his client would probably appeal against the death sentence.
The ice is expected to last through midday Sunday , with another round of snow predicted for Sunday evening north of USA 64. Arctic air will accompany this next weather system with gusty winds and bitter cold wind chills Friday into next weekend.
And Johnson also said he was wary of Trump declaring a national emergency in order to build a wall along the southern border. Later, at the same G-20 summit, Trump and Putin spoke at a banquet with only Putin's interpreter present.
Square Enix has confirmed that the epilogue for Kingdom Hearts 3 will be added the day after launch in a post-release patch . While Kingdom Hearts III is set to launch on 29th January, the epilogue won't be added until 30th January.
Hopefully, Bran can make it to the Stark family reunion because as every Game of Thrones fan knows, people you love tend to die. The cast is headlined by Naomi Watts, with Georgie Henley, Toby Regbo, Jamie Campbell Bower, Denise Gough and Josh Whitehouse.
Coons blames the impasse on border wall funding that led to the shutdown on Trump. "Elections have consequences", he tweeted. Eighteen per cent say they have been inconvenienced, including 7 per cent who say it has been a major problem.
He said from the first day in the academy to the last day of an officer's career, they're mindful of these risky possibilities. She describes the city, a 15-mile drive west of Sacramento, as a "progressive, safe, family-oriented university community".
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Benjamin Netanyahu admits Israel to blame for Damascus strikes
In February previous year , Syrian anti-aircraft missiles downed an Israeli F-16 fighter jet carrying out a raid over Damascus. Eisenkot also revealed that the government approved his shift in strategy in January 2017, stepping up air strikes in Syria.
Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger engaged
Pratt finally acknowledged the relationship on Instagram when he greeted his girlfriend last December for her 29th birthday. The news comes days after Pratt fuelled rumours through social media that they are moving in together.
Cargo plane crashes in Iran with 10 onboard
Conservative news agency Tasnim said it was a military cargo plane carrying meat from the Kyrgyzstan capital of Bishkek. Emergency officials say rescue teams have recovered bodies of several victims from the site of cargo plane crash.
An egg dethrones Kylie Jenner's most-liked Instagram post
However, Jenner didn't sit back and just let her record get stolen by a random, boring egg without trying to fight back. After learning that she was bumped from the top, Jenner posted a video of herself cracking an egg on the street.
Stunning TVs From CES 2019 You'll Want in Your Living Room
At this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas , Samsung unveiled a 219-inch television as part of a demonstration. That puts the U9F on par with Samsung's Q9FN QLED, which debuted in 2018 and became one of the best TVs of a year ago .
Kuchar extends lead at Sony Open
His 64-65 weekend gave him a tie for seventh, and he now heads off to Singapore with hopes of earning a spot in the British Open. He'll be very comfortable over the next few weeks, remaining in Hawaii with his family for a two-week vacation.