BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – There has been no increase in the threat from Iranian-backed militias against the U.S.-led coalition forces fighting remnants of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, a senior British officer in the coalition told a Pentagon news briefing on Tuesday.

But just minutes later, British Major General Chris Ghika, the coalition’s deputy commander for strategy and information, declined to restate his earlier remarks and added that they did not represent a divergence from increasingly heated warnings coming from Washington, where officials say they see a growing threat from Iran.

Iran says the U.S. is waging “psychological warfare” and a senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander on Sunday said Iran would retaliate against any aggressive U.S. moves.

“No, there has been no increased threat from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq and Syria. We are aware of their presence clearly and we monitor them along with a whole range of others because that is the environment we are in,” Ghika said initially.

Iranian and U.S. Coalition troops are just a few kilometers away from one another in eastern Syria, but despite their proximity, they have rarely engaged one another in combat.

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Donald Trump and Pompeo and Bolton are trying to cause trouble for a WAR and UN and NATO and Congress etc etc needs to realise what is going on here and STOP These psychological administration before it’s TOO LATE because NOBODY WANTS WAR breaking OUT and Donald Trump is actually CAUSING the SITUATION HERE and his corrupted associations and administrations too… NUCLEAR WEAPONS has made matters worse not bring PEACE WITHOUT any MORE WARS BREAKING OUT…

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First, DJT doesn’t needs to cause the situation : the Iranian regime ALREADY declared war on USA when they invaded Tehran US’ embassy in 1979. Since neither a peace treaty nor a ceasefire has been signed, and moreover, Iran many times used proxies to attack US militaries, diplomatic facilities or civilians, just read the Hague convention : an attack by proxy is also a declaration of war by the proxy’s handler. https://thearabweekly.com/irans-latest-missile-test-isnt-ordinary Do you know what MIRV is? Multiple independent re-entry vehicles. Here’s what you have as MIRV in a ballistic missile nosecone : On around 36 MIRVed types of… Read more »

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Should just stick to writing for the Saudi Ministry of Propaganda . Just like a stuck record repeating the same waffle over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over shicc k again.Now write a 10 page dissertation on the evils of Iran which no one will read anyway..

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When Iran attack or kill Israeli or US? Never!!! Iran (shitties) vs Israel mouth War is just to fool people. In fact Iran and Israel are brothers. Iran (shitties) protect Israel and Israel protect shitties báshar Assad and khameni regimes. Then they both issue hostile media statements against each other to fool people. Israel will keep threatening Iran in media statements and Irani khameni will keep chanting “death to USA” Death to Israel”. Then Iran (shitties) and Israel together will attack another Muslim country same as they attack iraqi Lebanese and Syrian Muslims. And then Irani khameni will be seen… Read more »

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w*f was that ? Just remove ties from shitties and that is what we have.