AFP: Trump's Pentagon nominee quits, Iran targets CIA network19 June 2019 | 03:18 | FOCUS News Agency
Foreign powers are watching the situation in the Mideast with growing concern as Tehran and Washington exchange warnings about an escalation in their conflict.
Trump -- in his latest comments that appear to contradict more hardline advisors -- told TIME magazine late Monday he considers explosions on two oil tankers, blamed by Washington on Iran, to have been only "very minor."
But his policy was thrown into further uncertainty by the abrupt withdrawal of his pick for defense secretary.
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