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it's going to be a bad problem for Iran if something happens I can tell you that the controversy over the fiery standoff between president Donald Trump and the nation of Iran moves to Capitol Hill Tuesday where administration officials are set to brief top lawmakers on the escalating tensions congressional aides say select members of Congress will be briefed on the situation secretary of state Mike Pompeii %HESITATION acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan in joint chiefs of staff chairman general Joseph Dunford they'll be joined by one member of the intelligence community his name is not being revealed , the briefing comes as the US is building up a formidable military presence in the region and accusing Iran of threatening US troops and interests citing recent attacks on oil equipment and tankers in the region no one has claimed responsibility for the sabotage operations against Iran post Saudi Arabia and other nations but two US government sources said last week that US officials believe Iran had encouraged the Hutu group or a rock bass Shiite militias to carry it out on Sunday an apparent missile came a third of a mile from hitting the US embassy in Iraq trump tweeted if Iran wants to fight that will be the official end of the run never threaten the United States again close trump ally Republican senator Lindsey Graham backed up the president on Monday saying on Twitter Iran has attacked pipelines and ships of other nations in created threat streams against American interests in Iraq he cited a briefing he had received from national security adviser John Bolton and told the president to stand firm Iran has dismissed the U. S. moves as a political game Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday tweeted that Iran's enemies have failed to defeat it for millennia adding never threaten any running in try respect it works trump's critics including many Democrats say his administration is hoping the danger posed by you run in a rush to a potential war pointing to the two thousand three invasion of your rock but in recent comments trump has denied that narrative saying he does not want a war with the wrong line