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 • 104

  • Edgar Hall
    Edgar Hall 3 months 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 3 months 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 4 months ago

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

  • bill hanna
    bill hanna 4 months 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 4 months ago +2

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

  • Nancy Collings CEO
    Nancy Collings CEO 4 months 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 4 months ago


  • Krar aljpore
    Krar aljpore 4 months ago

    🇮🇶iraq 🇮🇶

  • Nature
    Nature 4 months ago

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

  • Vivian Sanchez
    Vivian Sanchez 4 months ago


  • Iran is evil
    Iran is evil 4 months ago

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

  • Gus Ibrahim
    Gus Ibrahim 4 months 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 4 months 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 🙏

  • Y C
    Y C 4 months ago

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

  • Jay M
    Jay M 4 months ago

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

  • TheIxtlan
    TheIxtlan 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago

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

  • Putins Cat
    Putins Cat 4 months ago

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

  • ijvo1951
    ijvo1951 4 months ago

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

    KPOP USA 4 months ago


  • Ringo 17
    Ringo 17 4 months 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 4 months ago

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

  • fafar gol
    fafar gol 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago

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

  • rallytotheKing
    rallytotheKing 4 months 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 4 months ago +2

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

    • Soturian
      Soturian 4 months ago

      That logic is involved in a lot of systematic persecutions.

  • V
    V 4 months ago +3

    Put the trumpturds on the front lines first.

  • Parslow Pongbert
    Parslow Pongbert 4 months 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 4 months 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.

    • Jau Yun
      Jau Yun 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago

      LoLz, I had forgotten about his bone spurs.

  • Chug-A-Lug Doug
    Chug-A-Lug Doug 4 months 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 4 months ago

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

    • Putins Cat
      Putins Cat 4 months 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 4 months ago


    • StormUniverse
      StormUniverse 4 months 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 4 months ago


  • SamSays
    SamSays 4 months ago +1

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

    • Putins Cat
      Putins Cat 4 months ago

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

    • Fortitudine Vincimus
      Fortitudine Vincimus 4 months ago

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

  • Tom White
    Tom White 4 months ago +1

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

  • Gamer Historian
    Gamer Historian 4 months ago +3

    Gulf of Tonkin 2.0??

    • Putins Cat
      Putins Cat 4 months ago

      How did that one work out?

  • Shaun H
    Shaun H 4 months ago +3

    They want some then they can get some

  • Samretheany Yim
    Samretheany Yim 4 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 4 months ago

      @Bill Christian What a weird thing to say.

    • Bill Christian
      Bill Christian 4 months 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.

    • Samretheany Yim
      Samretheany Yim 4 months ago

      Jau Yun go back to China

  • Zhero Zhero
    Zhero Zhero 4 months 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 4 months ago +1

    Operation AJAX 2.0

  • Munaf Mohamed
    Munaf Mohamed 4 months ago +1

    Do not engage Iraq in your war.

    • Gus Ibrahim
      Gus Ibrahim 4 months 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 4 months ago +1

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

    • Soturian
      Soturian 4 months ago

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

    • Munaf Mohamed
      Munaf Mohamed 4 months ago

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

    • Soturian
      Soturian 4 months ago

      Tell it to Iran

  • Matthew Hoover
    Matthew Hoover 4 months ago +2

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

    • Soturian
      Soturian 4 months ago

      What does that make Iran?

  • Christine Thilmany
    Christine Thilmany 4 months ago +1

    lets sent our military army in Iran.

  • nufuture
    nufuture 4 months ago +2

    Please, no war❤️

    • Soturian
      Soturian 3 months ago

      @That Guy it always is

    • That Guy
      That Guy 3 months ago

      If the war happens it will be brutal

    • Soturian
      Soturian 4 months ago

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

  • S.J. Ramos
    S.J. Ramos 4 months ago +1

    Sounds very fishy.

  • Virginia B. Britton
    Virginia B. Britton 4 months ago

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

  • Michael Jean
    Michael Jean 4 months ago

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

    • Soturian
      Soturian 4 months ago

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

  • Plainglasswindows
    Plainglasswindows 4 months ago

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

  • deep6this deep6this
    deep6this deep6this 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago +5

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

  • Bill Pool
    Bill Pool 4 months ago +9

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

  • Lifendz
    Lifendz 4 months 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 4 months ago

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

    • Mohaamd_7
      Mohaamd_7 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago +7

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

  • Sherron Mitchell
    Sherron Mitchell 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago +7

    Here we go again.

    • catalinacurio
      catalinacurio 4 months ago +4

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

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    Biju Kulangara 4 months ago +1

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