Iran Gave Proxies Green Light To Attack U.S. Forces, Officials Tell NBC News | NBC Nightly News


AID THAT COMES WITH DIPLOMATIC PROGRESS. RICHARD ENGEL, NBC DIPLOMATIC PROGRESS. RICHARD ENGEL, NBC NEWS. RICHARD ENGEL, NBC NEWS.>>>I’M ANDREA NEWS.>>>I’M ANDREA MITCHELL IN NEW YORK.>>>I’M ANDREA MITCHELL IN NEW YORK. TONIGHT, NORTH KOREA MITCHELL IN NEW YORK. TONIGHT, NORTH KOREA IS JUST ONE OF THE TONIGHT, NORTH KOREA IS JUST ONE OF THE GLOBAL FLASH POINTS IS JUST ONE OF THE GLOBAL FLASH POINTS THE PRESIDENT IS GLOBAL FLASH POINTS THE PRESIDENT IS FACING. THE PRESIDENT IS FACING. THE U.S. SENT THE FACING. THE U.S. SENT THE U.S.S. ALONG WITH THE U.S. SENT THE U.S.S. ALONG WITH B-52s TO THE REGION. U.S.S. ALONG WITH B-52s TO THE REGION. THEY TELL NBC NEWS B-52s TO THE REGION. THEY TELL NBC NEWS THEY HAD INTELLIGENCE THEY TELL NBC NEWS THEY HAD INTELLIGENCE AND IRAN GAVE PROXIES THEY HAD INTELLIGENCE AND IRAN GAVE PROXIES A GREEN LIGHT TO AND IRAN GAVE PROXIES A GREEN LIGHT TO ATTACK U.S. FORCES. A GREEN LIGHT TO ATTACK U.S. FORCES.>>WE HAVE INFORMATION ATTACK U.S. FORCES.>>WE HAVE INFORMATION THAT YOU DON’T WANT TO>>WE HAVE INFORMATION THAT YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW ABOUT. THAT YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW ABOUT. THEY WERE THREATENING. KNOW ABOUT. THEY WERE THREATENING.>>Reporter: A CHARGE THEY WERE THREATENING.>>Reporter: A CHARGE DENIED, TELLING US.>>Reporter: A CHARGE DENIED, TELLING US.>>WE DON’T ACCEPT THE DENIED, TELLING US.>>WE DON’T ACCEPT THE ALLEGATION AND ALL>>WE DON’T ACCEPT THE ALLEGATION AND ALL THESE ARE FAKE ALLEGATION AND ALL THESE ARE FAKE INTELLIGENCE. THESE ARE FAKE INTELLIGENCE.>>Reporter: THE INTELLIGENCE.>>Reporter: THE ESCALATING TENSIONS>>Reporter: THE ESCALATING TENSIONS AFTER THE U.S. PULLED ESCALATING TENSIONS AFTER THE U.S. PULLED OUT OF THE IRAN AFTER THE U.S. PULLED OUT OF THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL LAST YEAR OUT OF THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL LAST YEAR AND RAMPED UP NUCLEAR DEAL LAST YEAR AND RAMPED UP SANCTIONS. AND RAMPED UP SANCTIONS. LAST WEEK DEMANDING A SANCTIONS. LAST WEEK DEMANDING A GLOBAL EMBARGO ON LAST WEEK DEMANDING A GLOBAL EMBARGO ON IRANIAN OIL. GLOBAL EMBARGO ON IRANIAN OIL. IRAN THREATENING TO IRANIAN OIL. IRAN THREATENING TO RESUME BUILDING A IRAN THREATENING TO RESUME BUILDING A NUCLEAR REACTOR AND RESUME BUILDING A NUCLEAR REACTOR AND INCREASE STOCKPILES OF NUCLEAR REACTOR AND INCREASE STOCKPILES OF URANIUM. INCREASE STOCKPILES OF URANIUM.>>I’D LIKE TO SEE URANIUM.>>I’D LIKE TO SEE ARRANA>>I’D LIKE TO SEE ARRANA IRAN CALL ME. ARRANA IRAN CALL ME.>>Reporter: THEN IRAN CALL ME.>>Reporter: THEN THERE IS VENEZUELA TO>>Reporter: THEN THERE IS VENEZUELA TO OUST NICKELOUS MADURO THERE IS VENEZUELA TO OUST NICKELOUS MADURO FAILED. OUST NICKELOUS MADURO FAILED. A STRATEGY PUSHED BY FAILED. A STRATEGY PUSHED BY NATIONAL SECURITY A STRATEGY PUSHED BY NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON. NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON.>>HE HAS STRONG VIEWS ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON.>>HE HAS STRONG VIEWS ON THINGS BUT THAT’S>>HE HAS STRONG VIEWS ON THINGS BUT THAT’S OKAY. ON THINGS BUT THAT’S OKAY. I HAVE JOHN BOLTON AND OKAY. I HAVE JOHN BOLTON AND OTHER PEOPLE THAT ARE I HAVE JOHN BOLTON AND OTHER PEOPLE THAT ARE A LITTLE MORE DOVISH OTHER PEOPLE THAT ARE A LITTLE MORE DOVISH THAN HIM. A LITTLE MORE DOVISH THAN HIM. AND ULTIMATELY I MAKE THAN HIM. AND ULTIMATELY I MAKE THE DECISION. AND ULTIMATELY I MAKE THE DECISION.>>ANDREA IS HERE WITH THE DECISION.>>ANDREA IS HERE WITH US, THE SECRETARY OF>>ANDREA IS HERE WITH US, THE SECRETARY OF STATE ISSUED A STARK US, THE SECRETARY OF STATE ISSUED A STARK WARNING. STATE ISSUED A STARK WARNING.>>HE’S EMPHASIZING WARNING.>>HE’S EMPHASIZING ANY ATTACK AGAINST>>HE’S EMPHASIZING ANY ATTACK AGAINST AMERICAN INTEREST WILL ANY ATTACK AGAINST AMERICAN INTEREST WILL BE CONSIDERED AN AMERICAN INTEREST WILL BE CONSIDERED AN ATTACK BY IRAN AND THE BE CONSIDERED AN ATTACK BY IRAN AND THE U.S. WILL RETALIATE ATTACK BY IRAN AND THE U.S. WILL RETALIATE AGAINST IRAN:. U.S. WILL RETALIATE AGAINST IRAN:. DEMOCRATIC SENATORS AGAINST IRAN:. DEMOCRATIC SENATORS SAY THE IRAN POLICY IS DEMOCRATIC SENATORS SAY THE IRAN POLICY IS PULLING US INTO AN SAY THE IRAN POLICY IS PULLING US INTO AN UNNECESSARY WAR WITH PULLING US INTO AN UNNECESSARY WAR WITH IRAN AND ONE ANALYST UNNECESSARY WAR WITH IRAN AND ONE ANALYST SAID TONIGHT IF THERE IRAN AND ONE ANALYST SAID TONIGHT IF THERE IS A DOOMSDAY CLOCK

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