US Has Reportedly Intercepted Order From Iranian Official For Attack on American Interests in Baghdad if Syria is Attacked

According to reporting from The Wall Street Journal


(Reuters)—The United States has intercepted an order from an Iranian official instructing militants in Iraq to attack U.S. interests in Baghdad in the event the Obama administration launches a military strike in Syria, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

The American embassy in Baghdad was a likely target, according to unnamed U.S. officials quoted by the newspaper. The Journal said the officials did not describe the range of potential targets indicated by the intelligence.