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Trump officials to brief Congress on escalating tensions with Iran

Trump officials to brief Congress on escalating tensions with Iran
Tuesday 21
17:41 2019

President Trump’s top national security advisers will meet with the full membership of the House and then the Senate on Tuesday afternoon to brief lawmakers on the administration’s escalating standoff with Iran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., will face a divided Congress on Capitol Hill, where the president’s most hawkish allies have begun mounting a defense of any military steps Trump might seek to take, while his critics frantically warn against getting mired in another Middle East conflict. “If the Iranian ...

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Summary: The secretaries of state and defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs will meet behind closed doors with House members and Senators on Tuesday.

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