Trump administration moves fueled Iran’s aggression, U.S. intel says

Three U.S. government officials familiar with the situation told the Daily Beast that officials in multiple U.S. intelligence agencies have assessed that Iran’s new, threatening activity — which the administration points to in justifying its military presence in the Persian Gulf — is in response to the administration’s aggressive steps over the last two months. The National Security Council, the CIA, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence did not provide comment for this story.