U.S. orders some embassy staff out of Iraq as allies clash with Trump on Iran threats

  • Published on May 15, 2019
  • Some U.S. embassy workers in Iraq have been ordered to immediately leave the country as tensions with Iran escalate. But some U.S. allies disagree with the Trump administration over whether Iranian threats are increasing. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin joins CBSN from the Pentagon with the latest.

Comments • 110

  • Edgar Hall
    Edgar Hall Month ago

    They shouldnt be over there...no one is over here!
    I guess this is the only way this system will be destroyed!
    It's tine for the new era!!

  • Amadou bojang
    Amadou bojang Month ago +2

    God bless Iran Iraq long live IRGC Hezbollah PMF
    USA Israel is Evil this terrorist military will be destroy one day

  • kingtut777
    kingtut777 Month ago

    the USA should start target killings before they blow up their oil productions!!!!!!!!!

  • bill hanna
    bill hanna Month ago +2

    Iraq parliament just voted to have the US remove ALL US military personal out of Iraq, True news

  • tom lynagh sr
    tom lynagh sr Month ago +2

    It's a long time coming. Late 1970's Hostages??? We remember that don't we?

    • Cosmo Joe
      Cosmo Joe Month ago

      I remember operation Ajax which overthrew the democratic elected leader to put a puppet in that would guarantee control of oil, the creation of theSavak a torture and terror squad that was trained by u.s forces to terrorize anyone who would call for democracy and how that ultimately lead to the iranian revolution. remember that?

  • Nancy Collings CEO
    Nancy Collings CEO Month ago

    I have read over these responses and it is simply ASTOUNDING how LITTLE most of you know about world history. “Iran is peaceful” - SMH - Iran is the biggest sponsor of terrorism in the entire world! And as far as their temperature being 50° in July. Hello? Right now, at 9 o’clock in the morning, it is 80° in Iran - get a grip. And the asphalt on the deck of these aircraft carriers makes it even hotter. The United States does NOT want war with Iran. We are sending our men and or women to protect lunatics such as yourselves. Imagine what would have happened if people during World War II had said the things you people are saying right now. We would all be speaking German! The U.S. is sending our men and women to protect lunatics like you. Imagine what would have happened if people during World War II had said the things you people are saying now. We’d all be speaking German! Without the USS Abraham Lincoln and the Lincoln Strike Group we would all be speaking Arabic soon. Grow up and stop let go of your illogical hatred for Trump and start realizing that world peace is at stake. Not some political move that Trump is making. He hardly needs it when he’s created 3.2% GDP in the U.S. When the United States does well the ripple effect is felt globally.

  • Jesus Garcia
    Jesus Garcia Month ago


  • Krar aljpore
    Krar aljpore Month ago

    🇮🇶iraq 🇮🇶

  • watch my Videos
    watch my Videos Month ago

    I pray for world peace.
    Lets keep the planet beautiful. So, say no to wars.

  • Vivian Sanchez
    Vivian Sanchez Month ago


  • Iran is bad
    Iran is bad Month ago

    CBS fake news wait until Iran hit America with the BOMB. Then we all will be sorry

  • Gus Ibrahim
    Gus Ibrahim Month ago

    It's a joke right? Do you really want to start a war in midsummer? The temperature is above 50 degrees in July in the middle of the see.

  • Gus Ibrahim
    Gus Ibrahim Month ago

    I just hope no country will the chance to the US to start another war. It will be very embarrassing for America!!! Boo hoo no one wants to have a war with me, I am Trump the new gold member 🙏

  • hobsons choice
    hobsons choice Month ago

    The US and Israel who they are doing their bidding are nothing but war mongers, all to steal Irans oil and for Israel to steal its land for the Greater Israel.
    The Trump administration are liars and 2 faced!!!

  • Y C
    Y C Month ago

    what kind of threat Iran to USA, stupid Americans, they are the dogs of Israel !

  • Jay M
    Jay M Month ago

    At the gas pump TV, I wanna see B-2 Bomber dropping MOABs as gas prices shoot through the roof.

  • TheIxtlan
    TheIxtlan Month ago

    We are in End Times. Nation shall rise against nation. There will be earthquakes and famines. Repent now before it's too late.

  • Quinton  Millett
    Quinton Millett Month ago

    I think invading Iran is a way for the U.S. to globalize Irans oil and gas industries due to its high demand from China and India. That is why the U.S. invaded Iraq currently Exxonmobile, BP,ChevronTexaco, and Indian, Chinese oil corporations are doing business in Iraq.

  • Compton Baby
    Compton Baby Month ago

    America is making the same mistake General Sanatana di and Roma the army is to stretched out

  • Putins Cat
    Putins Cat Month ago

    If Trump attacks, I hope the Elite Iranians slaughter the entire White House. And Mar-e Lago just to make sure.

  • ijvo1951
    ijvo1951 Month ago

    Shia are the majority in Iraq...70% of Iraqis identifying as Shia Muslims.

    KPOP USA Month ago


  • Ringo 17
    Ringo 17 Month ago +1

    What happened to Crisis situations in North Korea, China ,Venezuela . How many Countries is trump going to challenge Troops at the Mexican Border. I think he and Bolton want a War so trump will look good in 2020. This is really DIRE

    • Putins Cat
      Putins Cat Month ago

      He won't look good with like 50K troops dead.

  • fafar gol
    fafar gol Month ago +4

    Read the article below from a well known scholar.
    Dear Mr. Trump,
    when you were dancing in Riyadh and calling for a “regime change” in Iran, the Iranians were changing their regime, just a little more. This is what they have been doing over the past decade, step by step, one election at a time, and without American boots on the ground.
    That is without carnage, which you would like to end.
    You might argue that those elections are not really democratic as select candidates
    receive support while other, potentially qualified ones are barred.
    I agree with you - except it will be ironic from a billionaire who financed his
    own way to the Whitehouse.
    But standing in Saudi Arabia, and having just dismissed a few who do not endorse your perspective, you cannot seriously argue that these are good enough reasons for isolating a country and a nation. Not if you want the world (outside Saudi Arabia) to take American foreign policy seriously.
    But I tell you this, please be careful as you dance in Riyadh to the Saudi tune.
    A few decades ago, Mrs. Thatcher of the United Kingdom
    danced with the then Mujahidin in Afghanistan
    to get the Russians out of that power zone.
    We are still dealing with the resulting nightmare.
    They have since become the Taliban.

    • Gus Ibrahim
      Gus Ibrahim Month ago

      Saddam's thugs are still at large since the 2003 invasion of Iraq! I don't know what the end result is going to be this time? Is it for mankind's benefits? Or is it for the few fortunate ones. In short. Humans resort to wars because they are still primitive.

  • Max Plank
    Max Plank Month ago

    GUILTY! The proxy of the proxy of Al NUSRA branch of the Hezbollah proxy.....it is their fault...for sure....

  • rallytotheKing
    rallytotheKing Month ago

    I hope people realize this is it. You can get right with God thru Jesus Christ His Son. He died on a cross and rose from the grave almost 2000 years ago to take the punishment for your sins. You will be forgiven of your sins if you will simply acknowledge His Son's work on your behalf and then simply say "Thank You".

  • javad jj
    javad jj Month ago +2

    Sign of a guilty mind.
    If you have nothing to hide why you have something to fear?

    • Soturian
      Soturian Month ago

      That logic is involved in a lot of systematic persecutions.

  • V
    V Month ago +3

    Put the trumpturds on the front lines first.

  • Parslow Pongbert
    Parslow Pongbert Month ago +2

    It must be embarrassing for Trump that a number of Middle Eastern powers now have presidents who actually got voted in with the majority of votes.

    • Jau Yun
      Jau Yun Month ago

      LoLz, they did a good job brainwashing you, perhaps you were educated at a facility for that purpose.
      If the small states are in danger from tyranny of large states than they should have referenda to secede from the U.S. The electoral college protects them about as much as the American War in Vietnam protected me against the Vietnamese, not at all.
      The "founders" were human traffickers, they don't impress me.
      Anyways, I said it was inequitable I didn't say it was bad.

    • Wonder Bread TM
      Wonder Bread TM Month ago

      @Jau Yun Electoral college is what the US needs, it keeps the larger population states from overruling the voice of the smaller ones. It is exactly what the founders talked about for the future.

    • Jau Yun
      Jau Yun Month ago

      LoLz, the U.S. billionaire class doesn't care about the inequitable nature of the American electoral college system. He's not embarrassed, he might actually believe the nonsense he said, he might actually believe that he won the popular vote.
      It's not as if the Iranian President has all that much power over foreign policy and national defense, so it hardly matters if he was democratically elected.

  • Parslow Pongbert
    Parslow Pongbert Month ago +10

    Look, Trump needs a war right now to help him galvanise his rabid base for the next election. I’m sure President Bonespurs will be leading from the front.

    • KPOP USA
      KPOP USA Month ago

      You are correct. Any American President that ushers a war has very high re-election power. Since US President John Adams this has been very true.

    • Jau Yun
      Jau Yun Month ago

      LoLz, I had forgotten about his bone spurs.

  • Chug-A-Lug Doug
    Chug-A-Lug Doug Month ago +7

    Iran is a peaceful nation that calls for the destruction of israel and the United States while they develop their nukes.

    • StormUniverse
      StormUniverse Month ago

      I can’t believe Obama gave Iran 150 billion dollars 😅 Democrats are aiding the combatant.

    • Putins Cat
      Putins Cat Month ago

      @Chug-A-Lug Doug Like it was over for us? If a bully was threatening me, I might want some nukes too. Modern Iran is the creation of the US supporting a king. Modern Iraq is from US supporting a dictator.

    • synco pated
      synco pated Month ago


    • StormUniverse
      StormUniverse Month ago

      Well I think your the one that doesn’t have hair on your putang yet, you’re using all caps, and when did we say we are gonna nuke Iran, any source to back that up? Also I was saying that they protest and burn us flags because he said Iran is a peaceful country so actually think before you speak.

    • synco pated
      synco pated Month ago


  • SamSays
    SamSays Month ago +1

    Moving Americans out of the way for full scale war that could pour over the border of Iraq.

    • Putins Cat
      Putins Cat Month ago

      This is a country with mountains and caves, and over twice the population as Iraq. Should be interesting.

    • Fortitudine Vincimus
      Fortitudine Vincimus Month ago

      It won't just be Iraq... Israel, Saudi Arabia, Russia... this could be the start of WW3.

  • Cosmo Joe
    Cosmo Joe Month ago +7

    Looks like we got a bolton special lined up

    • kingtut777
      kingtut777 Month ago

      I am sorry about that comment, Joe

  • Tom White
    Tom White Month ago +1

    Republicans start wars...it's what they do.

  • Gamer Historian
    Gamer Historian Month ago +4

    Gulf of Tonkin 2.0??

  • Shaun H
    Shaun H Month ago +3

    They want some then they can get some

  • Samretheany Yim
    Samretheany Yim Month ago +11

    The u.s is in a 20 years war against Iraq and they now just notice they’re being threatened...?

    • Putins Cat
      Putins Cat Month ago

      @Bill Christian If you say so. Personally, all Iranians I have met in the US have been pleasant. I would not say the same of the dirty Arab.

    • Bill Christian
      Bill Christian Month ago

      @Putins Cat The citizens of Iran are still the same buddies, Americans have had for decades. The only thing missing is the Shah of Iran. In his absence, Iran has decided to have a substitute Islamic government, instead of the worthless Monarchy. Same culture, religion and citizens that have always been our buddies.

    • Putins Cat
      Putins Cat Month ago

      @Bill Christian What a weird thing to say.

    • Cosmo Joe
      Cosmo Joe Month ago

      @Putins Cat Operation Ajax which removed the democratic president and installed a tyrant,thats what happened.

    • Bill Christian
      Bill Christian Month ago

      @Putins Cat They are still our buddies; but the Shah has not been present for years. Some others are standing in for the royalty.

  • Zhero Zhero
    Zhero Zhero Month ago +2

    Iran is NOT a threat to US interests. They helped us defeat ISIS and were opposed to Al-Queda. Shia Muslims don’t do the whole “global terrorism” thing. Yeah Iran backs Shia groups like Hezbollah but they are only a threat to Israel....which is an apartheid Zionist ethnostate. You got your Houthis backed by Iran in Yemen but that’s between Saudi Arabia and them. John Bolton....now HE is a threat to the United States.

  • Oscar The Grouch
    Oscar The Grouch Month ago +1

    Operation AJAX 2.0

  • Munaf Mohamed
    Munaf Mohamed Month ago +1

    Do not engage Iraq in your war.

    • Gus Ibrahim
      Gus Ibrahim Month ago

      @Soturian and why should we? Why don't you go and tell iran? You are an idiot aren't you?

    • Munaf Mohamed
      Munaf Mohamed Month ago +1

      @Soturian It is best to remove your mind and place shoes

    • Soturian
      Soturian Month ago

      @Munaf Mohamed why are you a goat that keeps going at it with prostitutes?

    • Munaf Mohamed
      Munaf Mohamed Month ago

      @Soturian And why is America the angel that descends from heaven?

    • Soturian
      Soturian Month ago

      Tell it to Iran

  • Matthew Hoover
    Matthew Hoover Month ago +2

    Here goes America again sticking its nose in places where it shouldnt be

    • Soturian
      Soturian Month ago

      What does that make Iran?

  • Christine Thilmany
    Christine Thilmany Month ago +1

    lets sent our military army in Iran.

  • nufuture
    nufuture Month ago +3

    Please, no war❤️

    • Soturian
      Soturian Month ago

      @That Guy it always is

    • That Guy
      That Guy Month ago

      If the war happens it will be brutal

    • Soturian
      Soturian Month ago

      I'm afraid it's inevitable. Not this year, but sometime in the next decade

  • S.J. Ramos
    S.J. Ramos Month ago +1

    Sounds very fishy.

  • Virginia B. Britton

    Bolton Empire, abusive warmongers !! Remember The Gulf of Tonkin !!
    Lies and spin.

  • Michael Jean
    Michael Jean Month ago

    We need to get out let Putin take care of it not usa

    • Soturian
      Soturian Month ago

      He's not any more willing to sacrifice Russians any more than we're willing to sacrifice Americans

  • Plainglasswindows
    Plainglasswindows Month ago

    If any of you trust John Bolton, you’re an idiot.

  • deep6this deep6this
    deep6this deep6this Month ago +4

    the british general said he does not see 'any increased threat'. he did not offer an opinion if there was a threat. the expectation that there IS a threat is a given. after all, we have been in outright conflict in that country for years.
    sounds to me that one side is saying 'X' and the other is saying 'not Y'. so there is essentially no real disagreement.

    • James Bra
      James Bra Month ago

      The threat is that they could be taken hostage by Iraqi forces loyal to Iraq. All this hardware and all these ships are within range of Iran's missiles so to say that they are safe is essentially already a moot point.

  • nidaliti
    nidaliti Month ago +5

    Israel wants us to die for their Expansion
    What ever happened to America first Mr. President

  • Bill Pool
    Bill Pool Month ago +9

    Here goes another generation of ptsd soldiers, and 20 trillion dollars of taxpayer money, fed to the military industrial complex.

  • Lifendz
    Lifendz Month ago +10

    Hopefully our allies learned a lesson from the Iraq war and don’t follow the US into a war with a country that hasn’t attacked us.

    • Fortitudine Vincimus
      Fortitudine Vincimus Month ago

      @Mohaamd_7 I know... we are goading Iran to attack us. This is not good.

    • Mohaamd_7
      Mohaamd_7 Month ago

      Fortitudine Vincimus They have made some serious statements through top government officials that they are able and willing to carry out their threats if the world doesn’t break the American sanctions.

    • Fortitudine Vincimus
      Fortitudine Vincimus Month ago

      @Mohaamd_7 Well... they haven't blocked the strait of Hormuz and yet we are getting ready to attack them anyway. You do realize if we attack Iran Russia will get involved don't you? This could be the start of WW3.

    • Mohaamd_7
      Mohaamd_7 Month ago +1

      "a country that hasn't attacked us"
      Hello? Are you up to speed with news? Iran has launched more than +300 IRBM missiles on Saudi Arabia through it's terrorist arm the Houthi militia in Yemen.
      Not only that, but this terrorist nation is threatening to block all Oil tankers passing through the strait of Hormuz, which would impact %60 of global Oil supply!
      You may not care about Saudi Arabia, but surely you care about global energy markets.

  • David Ellis
    David Ellis Month ago +7

    The 🎉 is on. 🇮🇷 is no pushover will give as good as it gets.

  • Sherron Mitchell
    Sherron Mitchell Month ago

    tRump will send our troops to war for his ego. Here comes the next war. tRump needs a diversion to get our minds off his criminal behavior. Ahh, we get our own Hitler. MAGA?

  • catalinacurio
    catalinacurio Month ago +2

    Trump will be sat, child like, defensive folded arms thinking of ways to hurt the allies who fight for the security of Americans. 😔

  • Randy H
    Randy H Month ago +7

    Here we go again.

    • catalinacurio
      catalinacurio Month ago +4

      Americans must never forget that we are family, when trump hurts America, he hurts us too. 😔

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    Biju Kulangara Month ago +1

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