State Department security officials weren’t notified of ‘imminent’ threats to embassies

State Department officials involved in security matters for U.S. embassies were not alerted to the “imminent” threats cited by Trump administration officials as justification for the killing of top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani.

Two State Department officials told CNN on Monday that they were not made aware of the specific nature of the threat and that the department didn’t issue any warnings of specific dangers to any U.S. embassy before the targeted drone strike. The department sent a warning to all U.S. embassies before Soleimani’s killing, but it did not warn of an imminent attack.

The Trump administration has said Soleimani’s killing was a defensive measure
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