U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media before departing from al-Bateen Air Base in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, as U.S. special representative on Iran Brian Hook, left, listens. (Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP)

US military presenting range of options to Trump on Iran

September 19, 2019 - 5:21 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will present a broad range of military options to President Donald Trump on Friday as he considers how to respond to what administration officials say was an unprecedented Iranian attack on Saudi Arabia's oil industry.

U.S. officials say the president will be presented with a list of potential airstrike targets inside Iran, among other possible responses, and he also will be warned that military action against the Islamic Republic could escalate into war.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal administration deliberations.

Iran has denied involvement in the cruise missile and drone strike and warned the U.S. that any attack will spark an "all-out war" with immediate retaliation from Tehran.

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