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"The government of Iran must allow human rights groups to monitor and report facts from the ground on the ongoing protests by the Iranian people".

However, Trump initially rejected the idea and said he would give a military response only if an American life was taken. And in an interview with CBS that aired Sunday, Esper said he "didn't see" a specific threat against four embassies in the intelligence.

"Last night they received a slap", Khamenei said. U.S. officials believe Soleimani played a role in orchestration. Although the country was economically prosperous and wealthy, the Iranians despised the leader for his despotic ways, and towards the end of the 1970s, protests against his rule were reaching their height. USA policymakers need to stop thinking about Iran as an worldwide boogeyman and instead realize that "Iran is a bad actor, but they are a mid-level power that does not pose an existential threat to the United States".

One State Department official told CNN they felt "blindsided" by the statements from the Trump administration about imminent threats to the embassies.

He added: "The Ministry of Justice was consulted and frankly I don't think it was a closed decision". "It was very compelling".

Meanwhile, the Washington Post exposed on Friday that the United States fell short to execute one more elderly Iranian armed forces authorities on the exact same day.

It orders termination of Trump's war powers to use USA armed forces against Iran without Congress' consent.

Speaking with CNN's "State of the Union", Esper said intelligence showed "there was an intent to target the USA embassy in Baghdad". It also told the United Nations it was an act of self-defence.

He noted that if the US refuses to leave, Iraq can file a complaint in global courts.

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"These are things that are conditions-based".

Ebrahim Raisi, the head of Iran's judiciary, issued a warning to protesters, saying "the agents of America and agents of foreign countries" want to use anger over Flight 752 to "compromise" Iran's security. "Keep in mind, at the same time, we're conducting counter-ISIS operations from Africa through Syria into Afghanistan".

On Monday, the POTUS defended his order to assassinate Soleimani.

On Monday, Attorney General William Barr announced that 21 Saudi military cadets would be expelled from the US after an investigation unearthed that the Saudis had shared online posts, including jihadi material and child pornography. Militia supporters then attacked the USA embassy in Baghdad.

Still, U.S. officials defend the strike as restoring a check on Iran's aggression.

But Iran's U.N. Ambassador Majid Takht Ravanchi said Tehran could not trust any idea of dialog when faced with the "economic terrorism" of sanctions.

About 28,000 Saudis have gone through military training in the US over several decades, according to the Saudi Embassy in Washington.

As more details emerged of the Iranian missile strike on United States forces in Iraq, the New York Times reported that American spy agencies picked up indications of the Iranian attack three hours before it happened, giving USA soldiers ample time to take cover.

"This is the first incident I'm aware of. I believe that as well, as did other national security team members".

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