In break from Trump, Pentagon will wait before blaming Iran for attacks in Iraq

Iraqi investigators, not the Biden administration, will determine whether Iran is to blame for two rocket attacks that endangered American troops and diplomats in a move that parts from the Trump administration, which typically blamed Tehran.

The move comes as the Biden administration holds out hope for renewed negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program and that the United States will rejoin the Obama-era Iran nuclear deal.

“This has nothing to do with any diplomatic efforts that may or may not be happening,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told the Washington Examiner on Tuesday. “It has to do with trying to make sure we judge accountability the right way, and that’s
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