At an emergency meeting in Brussels on Friday amid soaring US-Iran tensions, the officials - including NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg - did not consider triggering a dispute resolution process that could lead to renewed United Nations sanctions on the Islamic republic.
No one was hurt in Tuesday night's missile barrage aimed at two bases in Iraq housing American troops, which came five days after a top Iranian general, Qassem Soleimani, was killed in a United States drone strike near Baghdad International Airport.
Mnuchin said US President Donald Trump will issue an executive order imposing sanctions on anyone involved in the Iranian textile, construction, manufacturing or mining sectors.
We have no doubt that when these challenges are checked Iran will see no reason to avoid compliance with the agreed commitments.
Abdul-Mahdi's comments to Pompeo suggests he was standing by his previous statements that U.S troops should leave Iraq despite recent signals toward de-escalation between Tehran and Washington following the tit-for-tat attacks that brought Iraq to the brink of a proxy war.
He said the U.S. had "specific information" on threatened attacks "against American facilities, including American embassies, military bases". "We have to make sure we get it right", Pompeo said.
He used filmmaker Michael Moore's tweets as an example of someone making the events "all about their hatred for Donald Trump".
"What President Trump did is he smoked out Iran, ended the global conceit, this pretence that Iran wasn't backing terrorist militia across the world, by basically holding the top general responsible for all these terrorist militia, accountable for his actions. We still need to focus minds, but it's probably coming soon", a European Union diplomat said before Friday's emergency meeting.
Assuming the allegations of a missile strike prove true, the responsibility for the tragedy rests squarely with the Iranians, Heyman added, and Canada must first focus on ensuring the families of the victims can properly grieve their losses.
'I sat in a intelligence briefing, [a] classified briefing, the day before. Many legislators, including two Republicans, said they were unsatisfied with the hearing. Pompeo was asked about this discrepancy and whether the Trump administration had told senators multiple embassies were targeted.
"There was no specific information given to us of a specific attack ..." It says Pompeo called the Iraqi premier.
Despite the dissent from Lee and Paul, Republicans remained mostly behind Trump, with many of them accusing Democrats of trying to curtail the president's constitutional authority as commander-in-chief to the benefit of Iran.
Define what you mean by imminent?