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Graham warns of 'overwhelming military response' if Iran harms American interests Updated: 2019-05-21 07:04:31 KST

Some members of U.S. Congress are expressing frustration about the lack of Iran-related information they are receiving from the Trump administration.
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So Yoo, Senator Lindsey Graham has come out strongly, saying he believes Iran is responsible for the recent attacks in the Middle East.

That's right, Connyoung.
Lindsey Graham, who is a U.S. senator close to President Trump, says Iran was behind recent security incidents in the Middle East and urged an "overwhelming military response" if Tehran harms U.S. interests in the region.
His comments came after he was briefed on tensions with Tehran by U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton, a well-known hawk who had been in favor of an attack on Iran even before he took his role in the Trump administration.
Graham wrote on Twitter that "Iran has attacked pipelines and ships of other nations and created threat streams against American interests in Iraq."
He also said he's in favor of a military response if the Iranian threats against American personnel and interests are activated.
Yet, there are diverting opinions on the intelligence shared by Bolton, as a Democratic lawmaker, Representative Ruben Gallego of Arizona, tweeted "that is not what is being said" adding that Graham is biased and has drawn the conclusion he wants for himself and the media.
As tensions between Tehran and Washington continue to escalate, a lengthy classified briefing on Iran took place last week and Democrats have voiced fears that Trump could go to war against Iran.
Trump had tweeted on Sunday that "If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again."
In response, Iran's foreign minister called on the U.S. to address Tehran with respect.
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