January 6, 2020 / 6:42 PM / 21 days ago

Top Trump administration officials to brief U.S. Senate on Iran-Iraq Wednesday

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks on human rights in Iran at the State Department in Washington, U.S., December 19, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top Trump administration officials including the secretaries of state and defense will brief the full U.S. Senate on Wednesday on the developments in Iraq and Iran after an American drone strike killed a top Iranian official in Baghdad, according to Senate aides.

The 2:30 p.m. (1930 GMT) briefing will include Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, CIA Director Gina Haspel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley, the aides said.

Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Lisa Lambert

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