Tensions between the U.S and Iran rise as top officials from the Trump administration will brief Congress about the situation with Iran on Tuesday, according to congressional aides.
The aides added that the briefers will be Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, and Joint Chief of Staff Chairman General Joseph Dunford.
The Senate briefing is happening on Tuesday, but the meeting in House is still without details according to the Aides.
Trump threatened Iran in a tweet on Sunday, raising concerns about a potential U.S.-Iran conflict at a time when tensions between Washington and Tehran have risen, Reuters reported.
A rocket that was fired on Sunday on Bagdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone raised the concerns even more.
Former CIA Director David Petraeus issued a warning on Iran that it has to be very careful as tension continues to escalate, according to Fox News.
“They are going to have to make a decision. Either they are going to have to really tighten their belt and keep tightening because it’s going to get worse,” Petraeus said on ABC’s “This Week.’’
“There are going to be further screws tightening down in maximum pressure campaign and try to grit their teeth and get to November 2020 in hopes that their desired outcome emerges.”
He added: “They’re going to have to be very careful not to overplay their hand and result in some kind of response that is quite punitive.’’