How Iran and the United States came to the brink

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www.politifact.com—A key question is how will Iran respond to the U.S. drone strike that killed top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani near the Baghdad airport in Iraq.  Angry with an attack just outside their capital, members of Iraq’s parliament approved a nonbinding resolution calling for American forces to leave the country. Iranian leaders vowed revenge. Meanwhile, the Pentagon has told 4,500 sailors and Marines they might be called on to support a military operation in the Middle East. The United States and Iran...

The Trump administration is barring Iran’s top diplomat from entering the United States this week to address the United Nations Security Council about the U.S. assassination of Iran’s top military official in Baghdad, violating the terms of a 1947 headquarters agreement .. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif had sought to give a speech condemning the U.S. assassination of Qassem Suleimani.