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Trump Ups Iran Accusations: Four US Embassies Targeted

President Trump and his top officials say Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani and others were planning major attacks on four U.S. embassies. President Trump and his top officials say Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani and others were planning major attacks on four U.S. embassies. |  Photo: WDIO/MGN

BEN FOX Associated Press
Created: January 10, 2020 05:11 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump and his top officials are offering a string of fresh explanations for this week's U.S. military action in the Middle East.

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Confronted by persistent questions about justifications, Trump said that Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani and others were planning major attacks on four U.S. embassies.  But Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo continued to rebuff questions about what they mean when they say those attacks were “imminent.”

Meanwhile, Trump ordered new economic sanctions against Iran Friday, targeting senior Iranian officials and important sectors of an economy that is already straining under previous sanctions.
 

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