Robert O'Brien

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Robert O Brien says : “The President exercised America’s clear and inherent right of self-defense to counter this threat,” “It was a fully authorized action under the 2002 AUMF and was consistent with his constitutional authority as Commander-in-Chief to defend our nation and our forces against attacks like those that Soleimani has directed in the past and was plotting now” External link

nbcdfw Wednesday, January 15, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “I think the regime is having a very bad week,” “This was a regime that’s reeling from maximum pressure, they’re reeling from their incompetence in this situation and the people of Iran are just fed up with it,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 14, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 14, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "We've been very clear on our position with respect to the Russians and that's to stay out of our elections," "We've been very clear with the Chinese and we've been very clear with the Iranians" External link

ABCnews Tuesday, January 14, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “It’s certainly consistent with the intelligence to assume that they would have hit embassies in at least four countries,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 14, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “to know exactly what the targets are” External link

mmtimes Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "We've been very clear on our position with respect to the Russians and that's to stay out of our elections," "We've been very clear with the Chinese and we've been very clear with the Iranians" External link

ABCnews Tuesday, January 14, 2020 7:01:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "Actually, I couldn't care less if they negotiate. Will be totally up to them but, no nuclear weapons and 'don't kill your protesters.'" External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, January 14, 2020 6:48:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "Actually, I couldn’t care less if they negotiate. Will be totally up to them but, no nuclear weapons and 'don’t kill your protesters.'" External link

voanews Tuesday, January 14, 2020 3:38:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “It is certainly consistent with the intelligence to assume that they would have hit embassies in at least four countries,” External link

macaudailytimes Tuesday, January 14, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "The Afghan forces are doing better, and I think we'll be in a position at some point soon, whether it's with a deal or without a deal, to reduce our military footprint in Afghanistan" External link

outlookafghanistan Tuesday, January 14, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "We had exquisite intelligence and the intelligence showed that they were looking at US facilities throughout the region," External link

focus-news-en Tuesday, January 14, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

fox5atlanta Tuesday, January 14, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "It's up to them, but don't have nuclear weapons and 'don't kill your protesters.'" External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 13, 2020 11:09:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "people are fed up with this regime" "If Iran wants to maintain a modern country, a modern economy, they're going to have to come to the table and negotiate. I think that's highly likely," External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 13, 2020 11:09:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "Actually, I couldn’t care less if they negotiate. Will be totally up to them but, no nuclear weapons and 'don’t kill your protesters.'" External link

voanews Monday, January 13, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "I think the regime is having a very bad week," External link

news18 Monday, January 13, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "It is always difficult to know exactly what the targets are, but it certainly is consistent with the intelligence to assume they would have hit embassies in at least four countries," External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 13, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “We’re back in a situation where we’re in talks with the Taliban,” “The Afghan forces are doing better, and I think we’ll be in a position at some point soon, whether it’s with a deal or without a deal, to reduce our military footprint in Afghanistan” External link

afghanistantimes Monday, January 13, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien added : “The president said there has to be a reduction in violence prior to the signing of a deal and there needs to be a reduction of violence and immediate transition to inter-Afghan talks after a deal,” “Ultimately it’s going to be up to the Afghans to bring peace to Afghanistan” External link

afghanistantimes Monday, January 13, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "It is certainly consistent with the intelligence to assume that they would have hit embassies in at least four countries," External link

irishsun Monday, January 13, 2020 6:12:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "I think the regime is having a very bad week," "This was a regime that's reeling from maximum pressure, they're reeling from their incompetence in this situation and the people of Iran are just fed up with it," External link

irishsun Monday, January 13, 2020 6:12:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose," External link

irishsun Monday, January 13, 2020 6:12:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "The president suggested he send him a vase. We didn't get a vase or any other sort of Christmas gift. That appears to be positive," "We've reached out to the North Koreans and let them know that we would like to continue the negotiations in Stockholm that were last undertaken in early October...We've been letting them know, through various channels, that we would like to get those [negotiations] back on track and to implement Chairman Kim's commitment" External link

upi Monday, January 13, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “to know exactly what the targets are,” External link

sentinelsource Monday, January 13, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “It is certainly consistent with the intelligence to assume that they would have hit embassies in at least four countries,” External link

voanews Monday, January 13, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “I think the regime is having a very bad week,” “This was a regime that's reeling from maximum pressure, they're reeling from their incompetence in this situation and the people of Iran are just fed up with it,” External link

voanews Monday, January 13, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

voanews Monday, January 13, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “I think the regime is having a very bad week,” “This was a regime that’s reeling from maximum pressure, they’re reeling from their incompetence in this situation and the people of Iran are just fed up with it,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, January 13, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, January 13, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien responded : "It is always difficult to know exactly what the targets are but it certainly is consistent with the intelligence to assume they would have hit embassies in at least four countries," External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 13, 2020 3:26:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

fox35orlando Monday, January 13, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien told : "This is a regime that's reeling from maximum pressure, they're reeling from their incompetence in this situation, and the people of Iran are just fed up with it," External link

sentinelsource Monday, January 13, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "I'd love to have the intelligence out there," "Unfortunately, if we declassify it, we could end up losing that stream of intelligence" External link

sentinelsource Monday, January 13, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The president’s interpretation of that intelligence is very consistent with it,” External link

thehill Monday, January 13, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "I think the regime is having a very bad week," External link

business-standard Monday, January 13, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “I think the regime is having a very bad week,” “This was a regime that’s reeling from maximum pressure, they’re reeling from their incompetence in this situation and the people of Iran are just fed up with it,” External link

cbs46 Monday, January 13, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

cbs46 Monday, January 13, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien told : "We've reached out to the North Koreans and let them know that we would like to continue the negotiations in Stockholm that were last undertaken in early October," External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 13, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The [US] president is looking for a solution on the Israeli-Palestinian front that is durable, is long-lasting, and we’re not timing anything we do based on the domestic politics, either the Palestinians or the Israelis,” External link

timesofisrael Monday, January 13, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “I think the regime is having a very bad week,” External link

albawaba-en Monday, January 13, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien added : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

albawaba-en Monday, January 13, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

egyptindependent Monday, January 13, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “It’s always difficult even with the exquisite intelligence that we have to know exactly what the targets are, but it’s certainly consistent with the intelligence to assume that they would have hit embassies in at least four countries,” External link

egyptindependent Monday, January 13, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “Look, it’s always difficult, even with the exquisite intelligence that we have, to know exactly what the targets are,” External link

bostonglobe Monday, January 13, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “It is certainly consistent with the intelligence to assume that they would have hit embassies in at least four countries,” External link

dailyjournal Monday, January 13, 2020 10:32:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “I think the regime is having a very bad week,” “This was a regime that’s reeling from maximum pressure, they’re reeling from their incompetence in this situation and the people of Iran are just fed up with it,” External link

dailyjournal Monday, January 13, 2020 10:32:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

dailyjournal Monday, January 13, 2020 10:32:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien told : "promised to send a Christmas present. The president suggested he send him a vase. We didn't get a vase or any other sort of Christmas gift. That appears to be positive," External link

foxnews Monday, January 13, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien told : "All we know is we were told we were going to get a Christmas gift and the Christmas gift didn't come. And so I think that was an encouraging sign. But, again, that doesn't mean we won't see some sort of test in the future," External link

foxnews Monday, January 13, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose," External link

messenger-inquirer Monday, January 13, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “We had exquisite intelligence and the intelligence showed that they were looking at US facilities throughout the region,” External link

tribune Monday, January 13, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "We've reached out to the North Koreans and let them know that we would like to continue the negotiations in Stockholm that were last undertaken in early October," External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 13, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "All we know is we were told we were going to get a Christmas gift and the Christmas gift didn't come," "And so I think that was an encouraging sign. But, again, that doesn't mean we won't see some sort of test in the future" External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 13, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “I think the regime is having a very bad week,” “This was a regime that’s reeling from maximum pressure, they’re reeling from their incompetence in this situation and the people of Iran are just fed up with it,” External link

brownsvilleherald Monday, January 13, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

brownsvilleherald Monday, January 13, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “I think the regime is having a very bad week,” “This was a regime that’s reeling from maximum pressure, they’re reeling from their incompetence in this situation and the people of Iran are just fed up with it,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 13, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 13, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien told : "I think the maximum pressure campaign is working. Iran is being choked off, and Iran is going to have no other choice but to come to the table" External link

globalsecurity Monday, January 13, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "The president said we want to be out of the Middle East. But what we need to do is leave on our terms, and we need to leave in a fashion in which ISIS/Daesh has been fully eliminated. We took care of the physical caliphate and we're working very hard now to mop up the rest of ISIS," External link

globalsecurity Monday, January 13, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien added : "I think we'll come up with a resolution, we had a team from NATO this week. I think you're going to see far more NATO involvement in Iraq," External link

globalsecurity Monday, January 13, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "The Afghan forces are doing better, and I think we'll be in a position at some point soon, whether it's with a deal or without a deal, to reduce our military footprint in Afghanistan" External link

globalsecurity Monday, January 13, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “I think the regime is having a very bad week,” “This was a regime that’s reeling from maximum pressure, they’re reeling from their incompetence in this situation and the people of Iran are just fed up with it,” External link

clickondetroit Monday, January 13, 2020 8:41:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

clickondetroit Monday, January 13, 2020 8:41:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “I think the regime is having a very bad week,” “This was a regime that’s reeling from maximum pressure, they’re reeling from their incompetence in this situation and the people of Iran are just fed up with it,” External link

seattlepi Monday, January 13, 2020 8:32:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

seattlepi Monday, January 13, 2020 8:32:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “It is certainly consistent with the intelligence to assume that they would have hit embassies in at least four countries,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, January 13, 2020 8:29:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “I think the regime is having a very bad week,” “This was a regime that’s reeling from maximum pressure, they’re reeling from their incompetence in this situation and the people of Iran are just fed up with it,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, January 13, 2020 8:29:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, January 13, 2020 8:29:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “It is certainly consistent with the intelligence to assume that they would have hit embassies in at least four countries,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Monday, January 13, 2020 8:27:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “I think the regime is having a very bad week,” “This was a regime that’s reeling from maximum pressure, they’re reeling from their incompetence in this situation and the people of Iran are just fed up with it,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Monday, January 13, 2020 8:27:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Monday, January 13, 2020 8:27:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “I think the regime is having a very bad week,” “This was a regime that’s reeling from maximum pressure, they’re reeling from their incompetence in this situation and the people of Iran are just fed up with it,” External link

click2houston Monday, January 13, 2020 8:25:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

click2houston Monday, January 13, 2020 8:25:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "It is certainly consistent with the intelligence to assume that they would have hit embassies in at least four countries," External link

startribune Monday, January 13, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "I think the regime is having a very bad week," "This was a regime that's reeling from maximum pressure, they're reeling from their incompetence in this situation and the people of Iran are just fed up with it," External link

startribune Monday, January 13, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose," External link

startribune Monday, January 13, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien told : “We’ve reached out to the North Koreans and let them know that we would like to continue the negotiations in Stockholm that were last undertaken in early October,” External link

huffingtonpost-us-en Monday, January 13, 2020 8:15:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “All we know is we were told we were going to get a Christmas gift and the Christmas gift didn’t come,” “And so I think that was an encouraging sign. But, again, that doesn’t mean we won’t see some sort of test in the future” External link

huffingtonpost-us-en Monday, January 13, 2020 8:15:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "We had exquisite intelligence and the intelligence showed that they were looking at US facilities throughout the region," External link

ibtimes-uk Monday, January 13, 2020 8:07:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "promised to send a Christmas present," "The president suggested he send him a vase. We didn't get a vase or any other sort of Christmas gift. That appears to be positive" External link

israelnationalnews Monday, January 13, 2020 6:38:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien added : "All we know is we were told we were going to get a Christmas gift and the Christmas gift didn't come. And so I think that was an encouraging sign. But, again, that doesn't mean we won't see some sort of test in the future," External link

israelnationalnews Monday, January 13, 2020 6:38:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "We had exquisite intelligence and the intelligence showed that they were looking at US facilities throughout the region," External link

khaleejtimes Monday, January 13, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

nbcbayarea Monday, January 13, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “We had exquisite intelligence and the intelligence showed that they were looking at US facilities throughout the region,” External link

timesofisrael Monday, January 13, 2020 6:08:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “Look, it’s always difficult, even with the exquisite intelligence that we have, to know exactly what the targets are,” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, January 13, 2020 6:08:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien told : “We’ve been letting them know, through various channels, that we would like to get those [negotiations] back on track and to implement Chairman Kim’s commitment to denuclearization,” External link

nypost Monday, January 13, 2020 5:57:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "I think the maximum pressure campaign is working," "Iran is being choked off and Iran is going to have no other choice but to come to the table" External link

business-standard Monday, January 13, 2020 5:47:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Mark Esper ) : "I think we're being very careful. Obviously, Pensacola showed that there had been errors in the way that we vetted, and out of an abundance of caution Secretary Esper has taken these actions to protect our service men and women," External link

npr Monday, January 13, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien told : “We've reached out to the North Koreans and let them know that we would like to continue the negotiations in Stockholm that were last undertaken in early October,” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, January 13, 2020 4:41:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "We had exquisite intelligence and the intelligence showed that they were looking at US facilities throughout the region," External link

afp-en Monday, January 13, 2020 4:33:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien added : “So I think what the president said is consistent with what we’ve been saying since day one,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 13, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien responded : “It is always difficult to know exactly what the targets are but it certainly is consistent with the intelligence to assume they would have hit embassies in at least four countries,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 13, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "I think the maximum pressure campaign is working," "Iran is being choked off, and Iran is going to have no other choice but to come to the table" External link

thehill Monday, January 13, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien told : "We've reached out to the North Koreans and let them know that we would like to continue the negotiations in Stockholm that were last undertaken in early October," External link

wsau Monday, January 13, 2020 3:49:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "They shot down Ukrainian International Airline 752. And the president's condolences and sympathy goes out to the passengers, their families, and their friends and loved ones" External link

business-standard Monday, January 13, 2020 2:43:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

brownsvilleherald Monday, January 13, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "We had exquisite intelligence, and the intelligence showed that they were looking at U.S. facilities throughout the region," External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 13, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "the president was decisive and bold in his action" External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 13, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “It’s certainly consistent with the intelligence to assume that they would have hit embassies in at least four countries,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 13, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien told : "We were very concerned about the situation. We had exquisite intelligence," External link

newstalkzb Monday, January 13, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 13, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, January 13, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien told : “This is a regime that’s reeling from maximum pressure, they’re reeling from their incompetence in this situation, and the people of Iran are just fed up with it,” External link

latimes Monday, January 13, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “I’d love to have the intelligence out there,” “Unfortunately, if we declassify it, we could end up losing that stream of intelligence” External link

latimes Monday, January 13, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

koaa Monday, January 13, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “It’s always difficult even with the exquisite intelligence that we have to know exactly what the targets are, but it’s certainly consistent with the intelligence to assume that they would have hit embassies in at least four countries,” External link

koaa Monday, January 13, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Monday, January 13, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “It’s always difficult even with the exquisite intelligence that we have to know exactly what the targets are, but it’s certainly consistent with the intelligence to assume that they would have hit embassies in at least four countries,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Monday, January 13, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

seattlepi Sunday, January 12, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

siouxcityjournal Sunday, January 12, 2020 11:13:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

missoulian Sunday, January 12, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “We had exquisite intelligence and the intelligence showed that they were looking at US facilities throughout the region and that they wanted to inflict casualties on American soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, as well as diplomats,” External link

arabnews Sunday, January 12, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "What the President said is consistent with what we've been saying. We had very strong intelligence that they were looking to kill and maim Americans in American facilities in the region," External link

nzherald Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "to know exactly what the targets are," External link

nzherald Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose," External link

Stuff Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:46:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

dailyjournal Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “It’s always difficult even with the exquisite intelligence that we have to know exactly what the targets are, but it’s certainly consistent with the intelligence to assume that they would have hit embassies in at least four countries,” External link

dailyjournal Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “It’s always difficult even with the exquisite intelligence that we have to know exactly what the targets are, but it’s certainly consistent with the intelligence to assume that they would have hit embassies in at least four countries,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “We had exquisite intelligence and the intelligence showed that they were looking at US facilities throughout the region and that they wanted to inflict casualties on American soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, as well as diplomats,” External link

vanguardngr Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

seattlepi Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “We had exquisite intelligence and the intelligence showed that they were looking at US facilities throughout the region and that they wanted to inflict casualties on American soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, as well as diplomats,” External link

ngrguardiannews Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

wftv Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "They shot down Ukrainian International Airline 752. And the president's condolences and sympathy goes out to the passengers, their families, and their friends and loved ones" External link

news18 Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:52:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Mark Esper ) : "I think we're being very careful. Obviously, Pensacola showed that there had been errors in the way that we vetted, and out of an abundance of caution Secretary Esper has taken these actions to protect our service men and women," External link

npr Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:41:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “Look, I don’t want Russians, or Chinese, or Iranians or any others interfering with the Trump campaign, with the Biden campaign, with any campaign,” “And I think the president feels absolutely the same way” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “We had exquisite intelligence and the intelligence showed that they were looking at US facilities throughout the region and that they wanted to inflict casualties on American soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, as well as diplomats,” External link

guardian-ng Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien added : “The threat was imminent, I saw the evidence,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien says : “I think the regime is having a very bad week,” “This was a regime that’s reeling from maximum pressure, they’re reeling from their incompetence in this situation and the people of Iran are just fed up with it,” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, January 12, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "We had exquisite intelligence and the intelligence showed that they were looking at US facilities throughout the region and that they wanted to inflict casualties on American soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, as well as diplomats," External link

digitaljournal Sunday, January 12, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “This was a regime that’s reeling from maximum pressure, they’re reeling from their incompetence in this situation and the people of Iran are just fed up with it,” External link

nypost Sunday, January 12, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien added : “So I think what the president said is consistent with what we’ve been saying since day one,” External link

thedailybeast Sunday, January 12, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien responded : “It is always difficult to know exactly what the targets are but it certainly is consistent with the intelligence to assume they would have hit embassies in at least four countries,” External link

thedailybeast Sunday, January 12, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

samoaobserver Sunday, January 12, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

globalnews Sunday, January 12, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “It’s always difficult even with the exquisite intelligence that we have to know exactly what the targets are, but it’s certainly consistent with the intelligence to assume that they would have hit embassies in at least four countries,” External link

globalnews Sunday, January 12, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "share[s] the president’s view that probably — my expectation was they were going to go after our embassies. The embassies are the most prominent display of American presence in a country”. That assertion was at odds with intelligence assessments from senior officials in Trump’s administration. On Friday, a senior administration official and a senior defense official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss classified information, told The Washington Post they were only aware of vague intelligence about a plot against the embassy in Baghdad and that the information did not suggest a fully formed plot. Neither official said there were threats against multiple embassies. On CNN’s State of the Union Sunday, Esper defended the strike on Soleimani, saying it “disrupted attacks” and “reset terms with Iran”. White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien also defended the strike, saying the Iranian regime is “having a very bad week” and that the United States would continue a “maximum pressure campaign” against the regime on ABC’s “This Week”. He also said the president has shown “incredible restraint” in the face of regular provocation from Iran and has also been “modest in his dealings” with other countries. But O’Brien did not confirm President Trump’s claim that the White House had received intelligence that Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, was planning “imminent” attacks against four U.S. embassies. “What the president said is consistent with what we’ve been saying. We had very strong intelligence that they were looking to kill and maim Americans in American facilities in the region," External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, January 12, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “to know exactly what the targets are,” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, January 12, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “It’s certainly consistent with the intelligence to assume that they would have hit embassies in at least four countries,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, January 12, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

brownsvilleherald Sunday, January 12, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose," External link

ctvnews Sunday, January 12, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "It's always difficult even with the exquisite intelligence that we have to know exactly what the targets are, but it's certainly consistent with the intelligence to assume that they would have hit embassies in at least four countries," External link

ctvnews Sunday, January 12, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien told : “We had exquisite intelligence and the intelligence showed that they were looking at U.S. facilities throughout the region and that they wanted to inflict casualties on American soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, as well as diplomats,” External link

thehill Sunday, January 12, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien added : “So rather than have a short-term political win, release the intelligence and say, ‘I told you so,’ we want to keep the American people safe going forward,” External link

thehill Sunday, January 12, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

gazette Sunday, January 12, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien says : “I think the regime is having a very bad week,” “This was a regime that’s reeling from maximum pressure, they’re reeling from their incompetence in this situation and the people of Iran are just fed up with it,” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, January 12, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien told : "I think the maximum pressure campaign is working," External link

foxnews Sunday, January 12, 2020 7:14:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

woodtv Sunday, January 12, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about President Obama ) : "We think we've met our obligations in notifying Congress, and we think we're also very consistent with the Obama administration, the Bush administration, the Clinton administration," External link

politico Sunday, January 12, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien explained : "Under Article Two of the Constitution, the president is allowed to exercise military power to defend the American people and defend our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines ... if it's in the national interest and the action doesn't rise to the level of war," "That's what we did here, and that's what we'll continue to do in the future" External link

politico Sunday, January 12, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "President Obama did not brief the congressional leadership before the sensitive raid on Osama bin Laden," External link

politico Sunday, January 12, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose," External link

startribune Sunday, January 12, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

seattlepi Sunday, January 12, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, January 12, 2020 6:41:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien responded : “I think the maximum pressure campaign has working, it’s been demonstrable that it’s working, the Iranian economy is contracting by at least 10 percent, we haven’t seen that with a modern economy in many, many years,” External link

thehill Sunday, January 12, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “I wasn’t at the briefing and I don’t know how the Q&A went back and forth, sometimes it depends on how the questions are asked and how they were phrased,” “It’s always difficult, even with the exquisite intelligence that we have, to know exactly what the targets are but it’s certainly consistent with the intelligence to assume that they would have hit embassies in at least four countries,” External link

thehill Sunday, January 12, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “the chances of sitting down with the Iranians and getting to a deal have improved significantly” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien disse : "Acho que as chances de nos sentarmos com os iranianos e chegarmos a um acordo melhoraram significativamente" External link

uol Sunday, January 12, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "I think the reality is by the time we finish up, by the end of this month, end of next month, that we'll probably have about 60 to 70 staffers who've gone back to their home agency," External link

npr Saturday, January 11, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about President Trump ) : "I look back at the Cuban Missile Crisis, and I think folks believe Kennedy, President Kennedy, handled that crisis pretty well," "He had 12 policy staffers at the NSC" External link

npr Saturday, January 11, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "We had all the key principals in place with the president, with the vice president," "So I think it was as much interagency coordination as is going to happen" External link

npr Saturday, January 11, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about German Chancellor ) : “German citizens just are not ready to sign up for their state to become a vassal of Beijing,” External link

politico-eu Friday, January 10, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "The president made it very clear that if you harm Americans, if you kill Americans, you'll be held responsible," External link

npr Friday, January 10, 2020 3:49:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "I think there's there's always mixed reviews on these things," External link

npr Friday, January 10, 2020 3:49:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "I've seen the intelligence and it was incredibly strong intelligence. There are a lot of people that want that intelligence released," "You know, look, I wish we could, but at the same time, we don't want to compromise sources and methods that allow us to protect Americans" External link

npr Friday, January 10, 2020 3:49:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "The president made it very clear that if you harm Americans, if you kill Americans, you'll be held responsible," External link

npr Friday, January 10, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "I think there's there's always mixed reviews on these things," External link

npr Friday, January 10, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "I've seen the intelligence and it was incredibly strong intelligence. There are a lot of people that want that intelligence released," "You know, look, I wish we could, but at the same time, we don't want to compromise sources and methods that allow us to protect Americans" External link

npr Friday, January 10, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "It was strong evidence and strong intelligence, and unfortunately, we're not going to be able to get into sources and methods at this time, but I can tell you it was ... very strong," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, January 9, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “He was planning to kill, to attack American facilities. And diplomats, soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines were located at those facilities,” External link

theepochtimes Thursday, January 9, 2020 1:09:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "It was strong evidence and strong intelligence, and unfortunately we're not going to be able to get into sources and methods at this time, but I can tell you it was ... it was very strong," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 8, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "It was strong evidence and strong intelligence, and unfortunately we're not going to be able to get into sources and methods at this time, but I can tell you it was ... it was very strong," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "It was strong evidence and strong intelligence, and unfortunately we're not going to be able to get into sources and methods at this time, but I can tell you it was ... it was very strong," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 8, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "It was strong evidence and strong intelligence, and unfortunately we're not going to be able to get into sources and methods at this time, but I can tell you it was ... it was very strong," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 8, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "It was strong evidence and strong intelligence, and unfortunately we're not going to be able to get into sources and methods at this time, but I can tell you it was ... it was very strong," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 8, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "It was strong evidence and strong intelligence, and unfortunately we're not going to be able to get into sources and methods at this time, but I can tell you it was ... it was very strong," External link

usaToday Wednesday, January 8, 2020 3:49:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Javad Zarif ) : "Whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda," "I actually find it somewhat ironic that Mr. Zarif wants to take advantage of the diplomatic niceties of being able to come to New York and come to the U.N. when his revolution was born in the taking of 52 American diplomats hostage in Iran and holding them for 444 days. ... He can certainly call in to the meeting or he can participate by video teleconference and his voice will be heard if he wants to be heard" External link

arkansasonline Wednesday, January 8, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "It was strong evidence and strong intelligence, and unfortunately we're not going to be able to get into sources and methods at this time, but I can tell you it ... was very strong," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 8, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "It was strong evidence and strong intelligence, and unfortunately we're not going to be able to get into sources and methods at this time, but I can tell you it ... was very strong," External link

usaToday Wednesday, January 8, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "Look, over, over the past four months, the two greatest terrorist threats in the world, (Islamic State leader Abu Bakr) al Baghdadi and Soleimani, have both been taken off the battlefield," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, January 8, 2020 8:31:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "He was plotting to kill, to attack American facilities and diplomats, soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines (who) were located at those facilities, correct," External link

fox10tv Wednesday, January 8, 2020 8:04:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "He was plotting to kill, to attack American facilities and diplomats, soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines (who) were located at those facilities, correct," External link

click2houston Wednesday, January 8, 2020 6:38:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “As long as there’s bad actors in the world there are always threats to Americans and the Iranians have been making many many threats to the United States over the past several days,” “We take those seriously. And we’re watching and monitoring them” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 8, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Javad Zarif ) : “Whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda,” “I actually find it somewhat ironic that Mr. Zarif wants to take advantage of the diplomatic niceties of being able to come to New York and come to the U.N. when his revolution was born in the taking of 52 American diplomats hostage in Iran and holding them for 444 days. ... He can certainly call in to the meeting or he can participate by video teleconference and his voice will be heard if he wants to be heard” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, January 8, 2020 2:51:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “As long as there’s bad actors in the world there are always threats to Americans and the Iranians have been making many many threats to the United States over the past several days,” “We take those seriously. And we’re watching and monitoring them” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 8, 2020 2:24:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien told : “We don’t want to put our sources and methods at risk, but we’re taking a look at that. I can tell you the evidence was strong,” External link

thehill Wednesday, January 8, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien told ( about Qassem Soleimani ) : “The president has always made it his first priority to protect American citizens, and the intel that we had, the information we had —which we believe was very strong—showed that Soleimani and those he was plotting with were looking to kill American diplomats and soldiers in significant numbers in the coming days,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, January 8, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “That’s why he was traveling in the region to Damascus and Beirut and Baghdad: To conspire with people to attack American facilities that contained diplomats, soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, coast guardsmen,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, January 8, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Javad Zarif ) : “Whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda,” “I actually find it somewhat ironic that Mr. Zarif wants to take advantage of the diplomatic niceties of being able to come to New York and come to the U.N. when his revolution was born in the taking of 52 American diplomats hostage in Iran and holding them for 444 days. … He can certainly call in to the meeting or he can participate by video teleconference and his voice will be heard if he wants to be heard” External link

bangordailynews Wednesday, January 8, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "It was strong evidence and strong intelligence, and unfortunately we're not going to be able to get into sources and methods at this time, but I can tell you it ... was very strong," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 8, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "It was strong evidence and strong intelligence, and unfortunately we're not going to be able to get into sources and methods at this time, but I can tell you it ... was very strong," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Javad Zarif ) : "I don't think Secretary Pompeo thought that this was the right time for Mr. Zarif to come to the United States. And whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Javad Zarif ) : "I actually find it somewhat ironic that Mr. Zarif wants to take advantage of the diplomatic niceties of being able to come to New York and come to the U.N. when his Revolution was born in the taking of 52 American diplomats hostage in Iran and holding them for 444 days," "That undermined every principle of diplomacy" External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "I think he will be fine missing that meeting," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "His voice will be heard if he wants to be heard," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Javad Zarif ) : “Whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda,” “I actually find it somewhat ironic that Mr. Zarif wants to take advantage of the diplomatic niceties of being able to come to New York and come to the U.N. when his revolution was born in the taking of 52 American diplomats hostage in Iran and holding them for 444 days. He can certainly call in to the meeting or he can participate by video teleconference and his voice will be heard if he wants to be heard” External link

voanews Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:41:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Javad Zarif ) : “Whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda,” “I actually find it somewhat ironic that Mr. Zarif wants to take advantage of the diplomatic niceties of being able to come to New York and come to the U.N. when his revolution was born in the taking of 52 American diplomats hostage in Iran and holding them for 444 days. … He can certainly call in to the meeting or he can participate by video teleconference and his voice will be heard if he wants to be heard” External link

wishtv Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “As long as there’s bad actors in the world there are always threats to Americans and the Iranians have been making many many threats to the United States over the past several days,” “We take those seriously. And we’re watching and monitoring them” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Javad Zarif ) : "I don't think Secretary Pompeo thought that this was the right time for Mr. Zarif to come to the United States. And whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda," External link

usaToday Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Javad Zarif ) : "I actually find it somewhat ironic that Mr. Zarif wants to take advantage of the diplomatic niceties of being able to come to New York and come to the U.N. when his Revolution was born in the taking of 52 American diplomats hostage in Iran and holding them for 444 days," "That undermined every principle of diplomacy" External link

usaToday Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "I think he will be fine missing that meeting," External link

usaToday Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "His voice will be heard if he wants to be heard," External link

usaToday Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "It was strong evidence and strong intelligence, and unfortunately we're not going to be able to get into sources and methods at this time, but I can tell you it ... was very strong," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “I think he’ll be fine missing that meeting,” “He can certainly call in to the meeting or he can participate by video teleconference, and his voice will be heard if he wants to be heard” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien told : “I don’t think Secretary [Mike] Pompeo thought that this was the right time for Mr. Zarif to come to the United States,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “As long as there’s bad actors in the world there are always threats to Americans and the Iranians have been making many many threats to the United States over the past several days,” “We take those seriously. And we’re watching and monitoring them” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "He was plotting to kill, to attack American facilities and diplomats, soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines (who) were located at those facilities, correct," External link

wxii12 Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Javad Zarif ) : “Whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda,” “I actually find it somewhat ironic that Mr. Zarif wants to take advantage of the diplomatic niceties of being able to come to New York and come to the U.N. when his revolution was born in the taking of 52 American diplomats hostage in Iran and holding them for 444 days. ... He can certainly call in to the meeting or he can participate by video teleconference and his voice will be heard if he wants to be heard” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "He was plotting to kill, to attack American facilities and diplomats, soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines (who) were located at those facilities, correct," External link

wlwt Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "He was plotting to kill, to attack American facilities and diplomats, soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines (who) were located at those facilities, correct," External link

kcci Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “As long as there’s bad actors in the world there are always threats to Americans and the Iranians have been making many many threats to the United States over the past several days,” “We take those seriously. And we’re watching and monitoring them” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 7, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “Whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda,” “I actually find it somewhat ironic that Mr. Zarif wants to take advantage of the diplomatic niceties of being able to come to New York and come to the U.N. when his revolution was born in the taking of 52 American diplomats hostage in Iran and holding them for 444 days. …He can certainly call in to the meeting or he can participate by video teleconference and his voice will be heard if he wants to be heard” External link

washtimes Tuesday, January 7, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “Whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda,” External link

fox35orlando Tuesday, January 7, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien added : “I think he'll be fine missing that meeting,” “He can certainly call in to the meeting or he can participate by video teleconference, and his voice will be heard if he wants to be heard” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 7, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “As long as there’s bad actors in the world there are always threats to Americans and the Iranians have been making many many threats to the United States over the past several days,” “We take those seriously. And we’re watching and monitoring them” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “Whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda,” External link

fox5atlanta Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “Whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda,” External link

wftv Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “He was plotting to kill, to attack American facilities and diplomats, soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines (who) were located at those facilities, correct,” External link

fox2now Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Javad Zarif ) : “Whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda,” “I actually find it somewhat ironic that Mr. Zarif wants to take advantage of the diplomatic niceties of being able to come to New York and come to the U.N. when his revolution was born in the taking of 52 American diplomats hostage in Iran and holding them for 444 days. …He can certainly call in to the meeting or he can participate by video teleconference and his voice will be heard if he wants to be heard” External link

therepublic Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Javad Zarif ) : "Whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda," "I actually find it somewhat ironic that Mr. Zarif wants to take advantage of the diplomatic niceties of being able to come to New York and come to the U.N. when his revolution was born in the taking of 52 American diplomats hostage in Iran and holding them for 444 days. ...He can certainly call in to the meeting or he can participate by video teleconference and his voice will be heard if he wants to be heard" External link

startribune Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “Whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda,” External link

gazette Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Javad Zarif ) : “Whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda,” “I actually find it somewhat ironic that Mr. Zarif wants to take advantage of the diplomatic niceties of being able to come to New York and come to the U.N. when his revolution was born in the taking of 52 American diplomats hostage in Iran and holding them for 444 days. …He can certainly call in to the meeting or he can participate by video teleconference and his voice will be heard if he wants to be heard” External link

dailyjournal Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Javad Zarif ) : “Whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda,” “I actually find it somewhat ironic that Mr. Zarif wants to take advantage of the diplomatic niceties of being able to come to New York and come to the U.N. when his revolution was born in the taking of 52 American diplomats hostage in Iran and holding them for 444 days. …He can certainly call in to the meeting or he can participate by video teleconference and his voice will be heard if he wants to be heard” External link

tribtown Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “Whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda,” External link

brownsvilleherald Tuesday, January 7, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “Whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda,” “I actually find it somewhat ironic that Mr. Zarif wants to take advantage of the diplomatic niceties of being able to come to New York and come to the U.N. when his revolution was born in the taking of 52 American diplomats hostage in Iran and holding them for 444 days. ...He can certainly call in to the meeting or he can participate by video teleconference and his voice will be heard if he wants to be heard” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, January 7, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Javad Zarif ) : “Whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda,” “I actually find it somewhat ironic that Mr. Zarif wants to take advantage of the diplomatic niceties of being able to come to New York and come to the U.N. when his revolution was born in the taking of 52 American diplomats hostage in Iran and holding them for 444 days. ...He can certainly call in to the meeting or he can participate by video teleconference and his voice will be heard if he wants to be heard” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 7, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “I spoke with him about this two nights ago,” “He said he's not running for Senate. He said he's staying as secretary of state” External link

foxnews Tuesday, January 7, 2020 4:07:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien told : “I hope and I expect Secretary Pompeo will stay,” External link

huffingtonpost-us-en Tuesday, January 7, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien told : “I hope and I expect Secretary Pompeo will stay,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 7, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien told ( about Qassem Soleimani ) : “It was a fully authorized action under the 2002 AUMF [for Iraq] and was consistent with his constitutional authority as Commander-in-Chief to defend our nation and our forces against attacks like those that Soleimani has directed in the past and was plotting now,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 7, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien told : “Certainly, there’s some high tensions after what’s happened, but it looks like those people going out in Tahrir Square to demonstrate in favor of the United States and to celebrate a bit of a new lease on freedom is a very positive sign for Iraq,” External link

al-monitor Monday, January 6, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “This was an absolute legal operation,” “We feel very good about the legal basis for this military operation” External link

dailytimesPK Monday, January 6, 2020 2:44:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “the president is trying to make it clear to the Iranians that this is a very bad path for them to go down” External link

middleeastmonitor Sunday, January 5, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien added : “The Iranians should be very careful. … We’ve said we consider the matter resolved — if they decide to move forward against the United States there will be severe consequences as the president pointed out” External link

middleeastmonitor Sunday, January 5, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The president is trying to make it clear to the Iranians that this is a very bad path for them to go down” External link

guardian Sunday, January 5, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien added : “The Iranians should be very careful ... We’ve said we consider the matter resolved – if they decide to move forward against the United States there will be severe consequences as the president pointed out” External link

guardian Sunday, January 5, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “the president is trying to make it clear to the Iranians that this is a very bad path for them to go down” External link

cyprus-mail Sunday, January 5, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien added : “The Iranians should be very careful. … We’ve said we consider the matter resolved — if they decide to move forward against the United States there will be severe consequences as the president pointed out” External link

cyprus-mail Sunday, January 5, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “the president is trying to make it clear to the Iranians that this is a very bad path for them to go down” External link

in-cyprus Sunday, January 5, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien added : “The Iranians should be very careful. … We’ve said we consider the matter resolved — if they decide to move forward against the United States there will be severe consequences as the president pointed out” External link

in-cyprus Sunday, January 5, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “This was an absolute legal operation,” “We feel very good about the legal basis for this military operation” External link

nrttv Sunday, January 5, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “the president is trying to make it clear to the Iranians that this is a very bad path for them to go down” External link

kathmandupost Sunday, January 5, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien added : “The Iranians should be very careful. ... We’ve said we consider the matter resolved — if they decide to move forward against the United States there will be severe consequences as the president pointed out” External link

kathmandupost Sunday, January 5, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “This was an absolute legal operation,” “We feel very good about the legal basis for this military operation” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, January 5, 2020 7:40:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "the president is trying to make it clear to the Iranians that this is a very bad path for them to go down" External link

wsau Sunday, January 5, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien added : "The Iranians should be very careful. ... We've said we consider the matter resolved -- if they decide to move forward against the United States there will be severe consequences as the president pointed out" External link

wsau Sunday, January 5, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien told : "The president takes threats made to the United States and threats against American citizens, our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and diplomats, very seriously," External link

foxnews Sunday, January 5, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien added ( about Qassem Soleimani ) : "We caught Qassem Soleimani in the act of planning and plotting to kill Americans in the region was eliminated in a precise operation carried out by the U.S. military. And we've said, hey, that's the end of it," External link

foxnews Sunday, January 5, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Qassem Soleimani ) : "Well, of course, we can't go into sources and methods, but I can tell you it was very solid intelligence," "Soleimani was traveling around the region, working out a plan to attack Americans with his proxy allies, with Iran's proxy allies in Syria and Lebanon and in Iraq" External link

foxnews Sunday, January 5, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "What I'll say is that this is common practice in these sorts of operations," "The president made a war powers notification to Congress today of the War Powers Act within the 48-hour period and we'll continue" External link

foxnews Sunday, January 5, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien added : "We feel very good about the legal basis for this, this military operation," External link

foxnews Sunday, January 5, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Qassem Soleimani ) : “Soleimani was in the Middle East, in Iraq, and traveling around the Middle East. He had just come from Damascus, where he was planning attacks on American soldiers, airmen, Marines, sailors, and against our diplomats. So this strike was aimed at disrupting ongoing attacks that were being planned by Soleimani, and deterring future Iranian attacks, through their proxies or through the IRGC Quds Force directly, against Americans,” External link

theepochtimes Saturday, January 4, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "This strike was aimed at disrupting ongoing attacks that were being planned by Soleimani and deterring future Iranian attacks through their proxies or through the . . . Quds Force directly against Americans," External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, January 4, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "This strike was aimed at disrupting ongoing attacks that were being planned by Soleimani and deterring future Iranian attacks through their proxies or through the . . . Quds Force directly against Americans," External link

chron Saturday, January 4, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "This was something that the President felt was necessary to do. The President exercised America's clear and inherent right of self-defence to counter this threat. It was a fully authorised action under the 2002 AUMF and was consistent with his constitutional authority as Commander-in-Chief to defend our nation and our forces against attacks like those that Soleimani has directed in the past and was plotting now," External link

business-standard Saturday, January 4, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "Pursuing that path will lead to nowhere for the Iranian people or for the regime. And the United States will not be intimidated by threats from our adversaries," External link

business-standard Saturday, January 4, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "We hope to have a good relationship with Iraq going forward," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, January 4, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "He had just come from Damascus, [Syria,] where he was planning attacks on American soldiers, airmen, Marines, sailors and against our diplomats," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, January 4, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien disse : "Nos reservamos o direito de avaliar a situação, mas os EUA tomarão medidas, como sempre fazemos em casos como este. Se Kim Jong-un for por esse caminho, ficaremos bastante desapontados e iremos demonstrar esse desapontamento" External link

portalangop Monday, December 30, 2019 6:09:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien salientou : “Os Estados Unidos tomarão medidas como fazemos nessas situações. Se Kim Jong Un adotar essa abordagem, ficaremos extraordinariamente dececionados e demonstraremos essa deceção” External link

diarioeconomico Sunday, December 29, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien déclaré : «Même s’il est agréable de dire que nous ne voulons pas militariser l’Arctique, d’autres personnes vont prendre cette décision pour le Canada. Et le Canada doit être en mesure de se défendre et de défendre ses valeurs» External link

mondialisation Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:59:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien estime : «n'est en réalité que le seuil minimum. Il serait formidable que l'Allemagne soit à la hauteur de son rôle de leader mondial. Son pouvoir économique est immense, elle joue un rôle important dans le monde, souligne-t-il. En conséquence, l'Allemagne a le devoir d'investir de manière appropriée dans la défense au profit de sa défense et de celle de ses alliés» External link

letemps Wednesday, November 27, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien déclaré : «Nous étions très mécontents» External link

almanar-fr Monday, November 11, 2019 3:44:00 PM EAT



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Aleksandar Vucic wrote ( about Robert O Brien ) : "An open and friendly conversation with national security adviser Robert O'Brien, with a mutual desire for further improvement of Serbia-US relations," External link

tanjug Tuesday, January 21, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Jared Kushner recalled ( about Robert O Brien ) : “Robert was calm, cool and collected, constantly keeping the president updated,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, January 11, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Donald Trump added ( about Robert O Brien ) : “I have worked long and hard with Robert. He will do a great job!” External link

pakobserver Thursday, January 9, 2020 3:31:00 AM EAT

Donald Trump déclaré ( about Robert O Brien ) : "Je suis heureux d'annoncer que je nommerai Robert C. O'Brien, actuellement envoyé spécial de la présidence pour les affaires liées aux otages auprès du département d'Etat, comme notre nouveau conseiller à la sécurité nationale" External link

french.china.org.cn Thursday, September 19, 2019 2:11:00 PM EAT

Donald Trump déclaré ( about Robert O Brien ) : "Je suis heureux d'annoncer que je nommerai Robert C. O'Brien, actuellement envoyé spécial du président pour les affaires liées aux otages au département d'Etat, comme notre nouveau conseiller à la sécurité nationale" External link

french-news Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:18:00 AM EAT

Donald Trump disse ( about Robert O Brien ) : "Trabalhei duramente por muito tempo com Robert. Ele fará um grande trabalho" External link

uol Wednesday, September 18, 2019 6:54:00 PM EAT

Donald Trump déclaré ( about Robert O Brien ) : "Je suis heureux d'annoncer que je nommerai Robert C. O'Brien, actuellement envoyé spécial du président pour les affaires liées aux otages au département d'Etat, comme notre nouveau conseiller à la sécurité nationale" External link

french.china.org.cn Wednesday, September 18, 2019 6:36:00 PM EAT

Donald Trump disse ( about Robert O Brien ) : "Trabalhei duramente por muito tempo com Robert. Ele fará um grande trabalho" External link

noticias-terra-br Wednesday, September 18, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Donald Trump disse ( about Robert O Brien ) : "Estou satisfeito por anunciar que nomearei Robert C. O'Brien, atualmente trabalhando com sucesso como enviado especial presidencial para Assuntos de Reféns no Departamento de Estado, como o nosso novo assessor de Segurança Nacional. Trabalhei muito e duro com Robert. Fará um grande trabalho" External link

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Robert O Brien says : “The President exercised America’s clear and inherent right of self-defense to counter this threat,” “It was a fully authorized action under the 2002 AUMF and was consistent with his constitutional authority as Commander-in-Chief to defend our nation and our forces against attacks like those that Soleimani has directed in the past and was plotting now” External link

nbcdfw Wednesday, January 15, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “I think the regime is having a very bad week,” “This was a regime that’s reeling from maximum pressure, they’re reeling from their incompetence in this situation and the people of Iran are just fed up with it,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 14, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 14, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "We've been very clear on our position with respect to the Russians and that's to stay out of our elections," "We've been very clear with the Chinese and we've been very clear with the Iranians" External link

ABCnews Tuesday, January 14, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “It’s certainly consistent with the intelligence to assume that they would have hit embassies in at least four countries,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 14, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “to know exactly what the targets are” External link

mmtimes Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "We've been very clear on our position with respect to the Russians and that's to stay out of our elections," "We've been very clear with the Chinese and we've been very clear with the Iranians" External link

ABCnews Tuesday, January 14, 2020 7:01:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "Actually, I couldn't care less if they negotiate. Will be totally up to them but, no nuclear weapons and 'don't kill your protesters.'" External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, January 14, 2020 6:48:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "Actually, I couldn’t care less if they negotiate. Will be totally up to them but, no nuclear weapons and 'don’t kill your protesters.'" External link

voanews Tuesday, January 14, 2020 3:38:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “It is certainly consistent with the intelligence to assume that they would have hit embassies in at least four countries,” External link

macaudailytimes Tuesday, January 14, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "The Afghan forces are doing better, and I think we'll be in a position at some point soon, whether it's with a deal or without a deal, to reduce our military footprint in Afghanistan" External link

outlookafghanistan Tuesday, January 14, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "We had exquisite intelligence and the intelligence showed that they were looking at US facilities throughout the region," External link

focus-news-en Tuesday, January 14, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

fox5atlanta Tuesday, January 14, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "It's up to them, but don't have nuclear weapons and 'don't kill your protesters.'" External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 13, 2020 11:09:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "people are fed up with this regime" "If Iran wants to maintain a modern country, a modern economy, they're going to have to come to the table and negotiate. I think that's highly likely," External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 13, 2020 11:09:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "Actually, I couldn’t care less if they negotiate. Will be totally up to them but, no nuclear weapons and 'don’t kill your protesters.'" External link

voanews Monday, January 13, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "I think the regime is having a very bad week," External link

news18 Monday, January 13, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "It is always difficult to know exactly what the targets are, but it certainly is consistent with the intelligence to assume they would have hit embassies in at least four countries," External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 13, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “We’re back in a situation where we’re in talks with the Taliban,” “The Afghan forces are doing better, and I think we’ll be in a position at some point soon, whether it’s with a deal or without a deal, to reduce our military footprint in Afghanistan” External link

afghanistantimes Monday, January 13, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien added : “The president said there has to be a reduction in violence prior to the signing of a deal and there needs to be a reduction of violence and immediate transition to inter-Afghan talks after a deal,” “Ultimately it’s going to be up to the Afghans to bring peace to Afghanistan” External link

afghanistantimes Monday, January 13, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "It is certainly consistent with the intelligence to assume that they would have hit embassies in at least four countries," External link

irishsun Monday, January 13, 2020 6:12:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "I think the regime is having a very bad week," "This was a regime that's reeling from maximum pressure, they're reeling from their incompetence in this situation and the people of Iran are just fed up with it," External link

irishsun Monday, January 13, 2020 6:12:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose," External link

irishsun Monday, January 13, 2020 6:12:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "The president suggested he send him a vase. We didn't get a vase or any other sort of Christmas gift. That appears to be positive," "We've reached out to the North Koreans and let them know that we would like to continue the negotiations in Stockholm that were last undertaken in early October...We've been letting them know, through various channels, that we would like to get those [negotiations] back on track and to implement Chairman Kim's commitment" External link

upi Monday, January 13, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “to know exactly what the targets are,” External link

sentinelsource Monday, January 13, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “It is certainly consistent with the intelligence to assume that they would have hit embassies in at least four countries,” External link

voanews Monday, January 13, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “I think the regime is having a very bad week,” “This was a regime that's reeling from maximum pressure, they're reeling from their incompetence in this situation and the people of Iran are just fed up with it,” External link

voanews Monday, January 13, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

voanews Monday, January 13, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “I think the regime is having a very bad week,” “This was a regime that’s reeling from maximum pressure, they’re reeling from their incompetence in this situation and the people of Iran are just fed up with it,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, January 13, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, January 13, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien responded : "It is always difficult to know exactly what the targets are but it certainly is consistent with the intelligence to assume they would have hit embassies in at least four countries," External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 13, 2020 3:26:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

fox35orlando Monday, January 13, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien told : "This is a regime that's reeling from maximum pressure, they're reeling from their incompetence in this situation, and the people of Iran are just fed up with it," External link

sentinelsource Monday, January 13, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "I'd love to have the intelligence out there," "Unfortunately, if we declassify it, we could end up losing that stream of intelligence" External link

sentinelsource Monday, January 13, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The president’s interpretation of that intelligence is very consistent with it,” External link

thehill Monday, January 13, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "I think the regime is having a very bad week," External link

business-standard Monday, January 13, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “I think the regime is having a very bad week,” “This was a regime that’s reeling from maximum pressure, they’re reeling from their incompetence in this situation and the people of Iran are just fed up with it,” External link

cbs46 Monday, January 13, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

cbs46 Monday, January 13, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien told : "We've reached out to the North Koreans and let them know that we would like to continue the negotiations in Stockholm that were last undertaken in early October," External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 13, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The [US] president is looking for a solution on the Israeli-Palestinian front that is durable, is long-lasting, and we’re not timing anything we do based on the domestic politics, either the Palestinians or the Israelis,” External link

timesofisrael Monday, January 13, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “I think the regime is having a very bad week,” External link

albawaba-en Monday, January 13, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien added : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

albawaba-en Monday, January 13, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

egyptindependent Monday, January 13, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “It’s always difficult even with the exquisite intelligence that we have to know exactly what the targets are, but it’s certainly consistent with the intelligence to assume that they would have hit embassies in at least four countries,” External link

egyptindependent Monday, January 13, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “Look, it’s always difficult, even with the exquisite intelligence that we have, to know exactly what the targets are,” External link

bostonglobe Monday, January 13, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “It is certainly consistent with the intelligence to assume that they would have hit embassies in at least four countries,” External link

dailyjournal Monday, January 13, 2020 10:32:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “I think the regime is having a very bad week,” “This was a regime that’s reeling from maximum pressure, they’re reeling from their incompetence in this situation and the people of Iran are just fed up with it,” External link

dailyjournal Monday, January 13, 2020 10:32:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

dailyjournal Monday, January 13, 2020 10:32:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien told : "promised to send a Christmas present. The president suggested he send him a vase. We didn't get a vase or any other sort of Christmas gift. That appears to be positive," External link

foxnews Monday, January 13, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien told : "All we know is we were told we were going to get a Christmas gift and the Christmas gift didn't come. And so I think that was an encouraging sign. But, again, that doesn't mean we won't see some sort of test in the future," External link

foxnews Monday, January 13, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose," External link

messenger-inquirer Monday, January 13, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “We had exquisite intelligence and the intelligence showed that they were looking at US facilities throughout the region,” External link

tribune Monday, January 13, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "We've reached out to the North Koreans and let them know that we would like to continue the negotiations in Stockholm that were last undertaken in early October," External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 13, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "All we know is we were told we were going to get a Christmas gift and the Christmas gift didn't come," "And so I think that was an encouraging sign. But, again, that doesn't mean we won't see some sort of test in the future" External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 13, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “I think the regime is having a very bad week,” “This was a regime that’s reeling from maximum pressure, they’re reeling from their incompetence in this situation and the people of Iran are just fed up with it,” External link

brownsvilleherald Monday, January 13, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

brownsvilleherald Monday, January 13, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “I think the regime is having a very bad week,” “This was a regime that’s reeling from maximum pressure, they’re reeling from their incompetence in this situation and the people of Iran are just fed up with it,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 13, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 13, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien told : "I think the maximum pressure campaign is working. Iran is being choked off, and Iran is going to have no other choice but to come to the table" External link

globalsecurity Monday, January 13, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "The president said we want to be out of the Middle East. But what we need to do is leave on our terms, and we need to leave in a fashion in which ISIS/Daesh has been fully eliminated. We took care of the physical caliphate and we're working very hard now to mop up the rest of ISIS," External link

globalsecurity Monday, January 13, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien added : "I think we'll come up with a resolution, we had a team from NATO this week. I think you're going to see far more NATO involvement in Iraq," External link

globalsecurity Monday, January 13, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "The Afghan forces are doing better, and I think we'll be in a position at some point soon, whether it's with a deal or without a deal, to reduce our military footprint in Afghanistan" External link

globalsecurity Monday, January 13, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “I think the regime is having a very bad week,” “This was a regime that’s reeling from maximum pressure, they’re reeling from their incompetence in this situation and the people of Iran are just fed up with it,” External link

clickondetroit Monday, January 13, 2020 8:41:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

clickondetroit Monday, January 13, 2020 8:41:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “I think the regime is having a very bad week,” “This was a regime that’s reeling from maximum pressure, they’re reeling from their incompetence in this situation and the people of Iran are just fed up with it,” External link

seattlepi Monday, January 13, 2020 8:32:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

seattlepi Monday, January 13, 2020 8:32:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “It is certainly consistent with the intelligence to assume that they would have hit embassies in at least four countries,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, January 13, 2020 8:29:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “I think the regime is having a very bad week,” “This was a regime that’s reeling from maximum pressure, they’re reeling from their incompetence in this situation and the people of Iran are just fed up with it,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, January 13, 2020 8:29:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, January 13, 2020 8:29:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “It is certainly consistent with the intelligence to assume that they would have hit embassies in at least four countries,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Monday, January 13, 2020 8:27:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “I think the regime is having a very bad week,” “This was a regime that’s reeling from maximum pressure, they’re reeling from their incompetence in this situation and the people of Iran are just fed up with it,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Monday, January 13, 2020 8:27:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Monday, January 13, 2020 8:27:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “I think the regime is having a very bad week,” “This was a regime that’s reeling from maximum pressure, they’re reeling from their incompetence in this situation and the people of Iran are just fed up with it,” External link

click2houston Monday, January 13, 2020 8:25:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

click2houston Monday, January 13, 2020 8:25:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "It is certainly consistent with the intelligence to assume that they would have hit embassies in at least four countries," External link

startribune Monday, January 13, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "I think the regime is having a very bad week," "This was a regime that's reeling from maximum pressure, they're reeling from their incompetence in this situation and the people of Iran are just fed up with it," External link

startribune Monday, January 13, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose," External link

startribune Monday, January 13, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien told : “We’ve reached out to the North Koreans and let them know that we would like to continue the negotiations in Stockholm that were last undertaken in early October,” External link

huffingtonpost-us-en Monday, January 13, 2020 8:15:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “All we know is we were told we were going to get a Christmas gift and the Christmas gift didn’t come,” “And so I think that was an encouraging sign. But, again, that doesn’t mean we won’t see some sort of test in the future” External link

huffingtonpost-us-en Monday, January 13, 2020 8:15:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "We had exquisite intelligence and the intelligence showed that they were looking at US facilities throughout the region," External link

ibtimes-uk Monday, January 13, 2020 8:07:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "promised to send a Christmas present," "The president suggested he send him a vase. We didn't get a vase or any other sort of Christmas gift. That appears to be positive" External link

israelnationalnews Monday, January 13, 2020 6:38:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien added : "All we know is we were told we were going to get a Christmas gift and the Christmas gift didn't come. And so I think that was an encouraging sign. But, again, that doesn't mean we won't see some sort of test in the future," External link

israelnationalnews Monday, January 13, 2020 6:38:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "We had exquisite intelligence and the intelligence showed that they were looking at US facilities throughout the region," External link

khaleejtimes Monday, January 13, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

nbcbayarea Monday, January 13, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “We had exquisite intelligence and the intelligence showed that they were looking at US facilities throughout the region,” External link

timesofisrael Monday, January 13, 2020 6:08:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “Look, it’s always difficult, even with the exquisite intelligence that we have, to know exactly what the targets are,” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, January 13, 2020 6:08:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien told : “We’ve been letting them know, through various channels, that we would like to get those [negotiations] back on track and to implement Chairman Kim’s commitment to denuclearization,” External link

nypost Monday, January 13, 2020 5:57:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "I think the maximum pressure campaign is working," "Iran is being choked off and Iran is going to have no other choice but to come to the table" External link

business-standard Monday, January 13, 2020 5:47:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Mark Esper ) : "I think we're being very careful. Obviously, Pensacola showed that there had been errors in the way that we vetted, and out of an abundance of caution Secretary Esper has taken these actions to protect our service men and women," External link

npr Monday, January 13, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien told : “We've reached out to the North Koreans and let them know that we would like to continue the negotiations in Stockholm that were last undertaken in early October,” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, January 13, 2020 4:41:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "We had exquisite intelligence and the intelligence showed that they were looking at US facilities throughout the region," External link

afp-en Monday, January 13, 2020 4:33:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien added : “So I think what the president said is consistent with what we’ve been saying since day one,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 13, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien responded : “It is always difficult to know exactly what the targets are but it certainly is consistent with the intelligence to assume they would have hit embassies in at least four countries,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 13, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "I think the maximum pressure campaign is working," "Iran is being choked off, and Iran is going to have no other choice but to come to the table" External link

thehill Monday, January 13, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien told : "We've reached out to the North Koreans and let them know that we would like to continue the negotiations in Stockholm that were last undertaken in early October," External link

wsau Monday, January 13, 2020 3:49:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "They shot down Ukrainian International Airline 752. And the president's condolences and sympathy goes out to the passengers, their families, and their friends and loved ones" External link

business-standard Monday, January 13, 2020 2:43:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

brownsvilleherald Monday, January 13, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "We had exquisite intelligence, and the intelligence showed that they were looking at U.S. facilities throughout the region," External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 13, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "the president was decisive and bold in his action" External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 13, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “It’s certainly consistent with the intelligence to assume that they would have hit embassies in at least four countries,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 13, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien told : "We were very concerned about the situation. We had exquisite intelligence," External link

newstalkzb Monday, January 13, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 13, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, January 13, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien told : “This is a regime that’s reeling from maximum pressure, they’re reeling from their incompetence in this situation, and the people of Iran are just fed up with it,” External link

latimes Monday, January 13, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “I’d love to have the intelligence out there,” “Unfortunately, if we declassify it, we could end up losing that stream of intelligence” External link

latimes Monday, January 13, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

koaa Monday, January 13, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “It’s always difficult even with the exquisite intelligence that we have to know exactly what the targets are, but it’s certainly consistent with the intelligence to assume that they would have hit embassies in at least four countries,” External link

koaa Monday, January 13, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Monday, January 13, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “It’s always difficult even with the exquisite intelligence that we have to know exactly what the targets are, but it’s certainly consistent with the intelligence to assume that they would have hit embassies in at least four countries,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Monday, January 13, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

seattlepi Sunday, January 12, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

siouxcityjournal Sunday, January 12, 2020 11:13:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

missoulian Sunday, January 12, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “We had exquisite intelligence and the intelligence showed that they were looking at US facilities throughout the region and that they wanted to inflict casualties on American soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, as well as diplomats,” External link

arabnews Sunday, January 12, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "What the President said is consistent with what we've been saying. We had very strong intelligence that they were looking to kill and maim Americans in American facilities in the region," External link

nzherald Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "to know exactly what the targets are," External link

nzherald Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

orlandosentinel Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose," External link

Stuff Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:46:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

dailyjournal Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “It’s always difficult even with the exquisite intelligence that we have to know exactly what the targets are, but it’s certainly consistent with the intelligence to assume that they would have hit embassies in at least four countries,” External link

dailyjournal Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “It’s always difficult even with the exquisite intelligence that we have to know exactly what the targets are, but it’s certainly consistent with the intelligence to assume that they would have hit embassies in at least four countries,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “We had exquisite intelligence and the intelligence showed that they were looking at US facilities throughout the region and that they wanted to inflict casualties on American soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, as well as diplomats,” External link

vanguardngr Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

seattlepi Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “We had exquisite intelligence and the intelligence showed that they were looking at US facilities throughout the region and that they wanted to inflict casualties on American soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, as well as diplomats,” External link

ngrguardiannews Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

wftv Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "They shot down Ukrainian International Airline 752. And the president's condolences and sympathy goes out to the passengers, their families, and their friends and loved ones" External link

news18 Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:52:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Mark Esper ) : "I think we're being very careful. Obviously, Pensacola showed that there had been errors in the way that we vetted, and out of an abundance of caution Secretary Esper has taken these actions to protect our service men and women," External link

npr Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:41:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “Look, I don’t want Russians, or Chinese, or Iranians or any others interfering with the Trump campaign, with the Biden campaign, with any campaign,” “And I think the president feels absolutely the same way” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “We had exquisite intelligence and the intelligence showed that they were looking at US facilities throughout the region and that they wanted to inflict casualties on American soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, as well as diplomats,” External link

guardian-ng Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien added : “The threat was imminent, I saw the evidence,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien says : “I think the regime is having a very bad week,” “This was a regime that’s reeling from maximum pressure, they’re reeling from their incompetence in this situation and the people of Iran are just fed up with it,” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, January 12, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "We had exquisite intelligence and the intelligence showed that they were looking at US facilities throughout the region and that they wanted to inflict casualties on American soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, as well as diplomats," External link

digitaljournal Sunday, January 12, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “This was a regime that’s reeling from maximum pressure, they’re reeling from their incompetence in this situation and the people of Iran are just fed up with it,” External link

nypost Sunday, January 12, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien added : “So I think what the president said is consistent with what we’ve been saying since day one,” External link

thedailybeast Sunday, January 12, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien responded : “It is always difficult to know exactly what the targets are but it certainly is consistent with the intelligence to assume they would have hit embassies in at least four countries,” External link

thedailybeast Sunday, January 12, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

samoaobserver Sunday, January 12, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

globalnews Sunday, January 12, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “It’s always difficult even with the exquisite intelligence that we have to know exactly what the targets are, but it’s certainly consistent with the intelligence to assume that they would have hit embassies in at least four countries,” External link

globalnews Sunday, January 12, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "share[s] the president’s view that probably — my expectation was they were going to go after our embassies. The embassies are the most prominent display of American presence in a country”. That assertion was at odds with intelligence assessments from senior officials in Trump’s administration. On Friday, a senior administration official and a senior defense official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss classified information, told The Washington Post they were only aware of vague intelligence about a plot against the embassy in Baghdad and that the information did not suggest a fully formed plot. Neither official said there were threats against multiple embassies. On CNN’s State of the Union Sunday, Esper defended the strike on Soleimani, saying it “disrupted attacks” and “reset terms with Iran”. White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien also defended the strike, saying the Iranian regime is “having a very bad week” and that the United States would continue a “maximum pressure campaign” against the regime on ABC’s “This Week”. He also said the president has shown “incredible restraint” in the face of regular provocation from Iran and has also been “modest in his dealings” with other countries. But O’Brien did not confirm President Trump’s claim that the White House had received intelligence that Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, was planning “imminent” attacks against four U.S. embassies. “What the president said is consistent with what we’ve been saying. We had very strong intelligence that they were looking to kill and maim Americans in American facilities in the region," External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, January 12, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “to know exactly what the targets are,” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, January 12, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “It’s certainly consistent with the intelligence to assume that they would have hit embassies in at least four countries,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, January 12, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

brownsvilleherald Sunday, January 12, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose," External link

ctvnews Sunday, January 12, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "It's always difficult even with the exquisite intelligence that we have to know exactly what the targets are, but it's certainly consistent with the intelligence to assume that they would have hit embassies in at least four countries," External link

ctvnews Sunday, January 12, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien told : “We had exquisite intelligence and the intelligence showed that they were looking at U.S. facilities throughout the region and that they wanted to inflict casualties on American soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, as well as diplomats,” External link

thehill Sunday, January 12, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien added : “So rather than have a short-term political win, release the intelligence and say, ‘I told you so,’ we want to keep the American people safe going forward,” External link

thehill Sunday, January 12, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

gazette Sunday, January 12, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien says : “I think the regime is having a very bad week,” “This was a regime that’s reeling from maximum pressure, they’re reeling from their incompetence in this situation and the people of Iran are just fed up with it,” External link

timesofisrael Sunday, January 12, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien told : "I think the maximum pressure campaign is working," External link

foxnews Sunday, January 12, 2020 7:14:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

woodtv Sunday, January 12, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about President Obama ) : "We think we've met our obligations in notifying Congress, and we think we're also very consistent with the Obama administration, the Bush administration, the Clinton administration," External link

politico Sunday, January 12, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien explained : "Under Article Two of the Constitution, the president is allowed to exercise military power to defend the American people and defend our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines ... if it's in the national interest and the action doesn't rise to the level of war," "That's what we did here, and that's what we'll continue to do in the future" External link

politico Sunday, January 12, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "President Obama did not brief the congressional leadership before the sensitive raid on Osama bin Laden," External link

politico Sunday, January 12, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose," External link

startribune Sunday, January 12, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

seattlepi Sunday, January 12, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The people of Iran are going to hopefully have the ability at some point to elect their own government and to be governed by the leaders they choose,” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, January 12, 2020 6:41:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien responded : “I think the maximum pressure campaign has working, it’s been demonstrable that it’s working, the Iranian economy is contracting by at least 10 percent, we haven’t seen that with a modern economy in many, many years,” External link

thehill Sunday, January 12, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “I wasn’t at the briefing and I don’t know how the Q&A went back and forth, sometimes it depends on how the questions are asked and how they were phrased,” “It’s always difficult, even with the exquisite intelligence that we have, to know exactly what the targets are but it’s certainly consistent with the intelligence to assume that they would have hit embassies in at least four countries,” External link

thehill Sunday, January 12, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “the chances of sitting down with the Iranians and getting to a deal have improved significantly” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien disse : "Acho que as chances de nos sentarmos com os iranianos e chegarmos a um acordo melhoraram significativamente" External link

uol Sunday, January 12, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "I think the reality is by the time we finish up, by the end of this month, end of next month, that we'll probably have about 60 to 70 staffers who've gone back to their home agency," External link

npr Saturday, January 11, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about President Trump ) : "I look back at the Cuban Missile Crisis, and I think folks believe Kennedy, President Kennedy, handled that crisis pretty well," "He had 12 policy staffers at the NSC" External link

npr Saturday, January 11, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "We had all the key principals in place with the president, with the vice president," "So I think it was as much interagency coordination as is going to happen" External link

npr Saturday, January 11, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about German Chancellor ) : “German citizens just are not ready to sign up for their state to become a vassal of Beijing,” External link

politico-eu Friday, January 10, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "The president made it very clear that if you harm Americans, if you kill Americans, you'll be held responsible," External link

npr Friday, January 10, 2020 3:49:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "I think there's there's always mixed reviews on these things," External link

npr Friday, January 10, 2020 3:49:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "I've seen the intelligence and it was incredibly strong intelligence. There are a lot of people that want that intelligence released," "You know, look, I wish we could, but at the same time, we don't want to compromise sources and methods that allow us to protect Americans" External link

npr Friday, January 10, 2020 3:49:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "The president made it very clear that if you harm Americans, if you kill Americans, you'll be held responsible," External link

npr Friday, January 10, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "I think there's there's always mixed reviews on these things," External link

npr Friday, January 10, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "I've seen the intelligence and it was incredibly strong intelligence. There are a lot of people that want that intelligence released," "You know, look, I wish we could, but at the same time, we don't want to compromise sources and methods that allow us to protect Americans" External link

npr Friday, January 10, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "It was strong evidence and strong intelligence, and unfortunately, we're not going to be able to get into sources and methods at this time, but I can tell you it was ... very strong," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, January 9, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “He was planning to kill, to attack American facilities. And diplomats, soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines were located at those facilities,” External link

theepochtimes Thursday, January 9, 2020 1:09:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "It was strong evidence and strong intelligence, and unfortunately we're not going to be able to get into sources and methods at this time, but I can tell you it was ... it was very strong," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 8, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "It was strong evidence and strong intelligence, and unfortunately we're not going to be able to get into sources and methods at this time, but I can tell you it was ... it was very strong," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "It was strong evidence and strong intelligence, and unfortunately we're not going to be able to get into sources and methods at this time, but I can tell you it was ... it was very strong," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 8, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "It was strong evidence and strong intelligence, and unfortunately we're not going to be able to get into sources and methods at this time, but I can tell you it was ... it was very strong," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 8, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "It was strong evidence and strong intelligence, and unfortunately we're not going to be able to get into sources and methods at this time, but I can tell you it was ... it was very strong," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 8, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "It was strong evidence and strong intelligence, and unfortunately we're not going to be able to get into sources and methods at this time, but I can tell you it was ... it was very strong," External link

usaToday Wednesday, January 8, 2020 3:49:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Javad Zarif ) : "Whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda," "I actually find it somewhat ironic that Mr. Zarif wants to take advantage of the diplomatic niceties of being able to come to New York and come to the U.N. when his revolution was born in the taking of 52 American diplomats hostage in Iran and holding them for 444 days. ... He can certainly call in to the meeting or he can participate by video teleconference and his voice will be heard if he wants to be heard" External link

arkansasonline Wednesday, January 8, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "It was strong evidence and strong intelligence, and unfortunately we're not going to be able to get into sources and methods at this time, but I can tell you it ... was very strong," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 8, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "It was strong evidence and strong intelligence, and unfortunately we're not going to be able to get into sources and methods at this time, but I can tell you it ... was very strong," External link

usaToday Wednesday, January 8, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "Look, over, over the past four months, the two greatest terrorist threats in the world, (Islamic State leader Abu Bakr) al Baghdadi and Soleimani, have both been taken off the battlefield," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, January 8, 2020 8:31:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "He was plotting to kill, to attack American facilities and diplomats, soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines (who) were located at those facilities, correct," External link

fox10tv Wednesday, January 8, 2020 8:04:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "He was plotting to kill, to attack American facilities and diplomats, soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines (who) were located at those facilities, correct," External link

click2houston Wednesday, January 8, 2020 6:38:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “As long as there’s bad actors in the world there are always threats to Americans and the Iranians have been making many many threats to the United States over the past several days,” “We take those seriously. And we’re watching and monitoring them” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 8, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Javad Zarif ) : “Whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda,” “I actually find it somewhat ironic that Mr. Zarif wants to take advantage of the diplomatic niceties of being able to come to New York and come to the U.N. when his revolution was born in the taking of 52 American diplomats hostage in Iran and holding them for 444 days. ... He can certainly call in to the meeting or he can participate by video teleconference and his voice will be heard if he wants to be heard” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, January 8, 2020 2:51:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “As long as there’s bad actors in the world there are always threats to Americans and the Iranians have been making many many threats to the United States over the past several days,” “We take those seriously. And we’re watching and monitoring them” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 8, 2020 2:24:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien told : “We don’t want to put our sources and methods at risk, but we’re taking a look at that. I can tell you the evidence was strong,” External link

thehill Wednesday, January 8, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien told ( about Qassem Soleimani ) : “The president has always made it his first priority to protect American citizens, and the intel that we had, the information we had —which we believe was very strong—showed that Soleimani and those he was plotting with were looking to kill American diplomats and soldiers in significant numbers in the coming days,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, January 8, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “That’s why he was traveling in the region to Damascus and Beirut and Baghdad: To conspire with people to attack American facilities that contained diplomats, soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, coast guardsmen,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, January 8, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Javad Zarif ) : “Whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda,” “I actually find it somewhat ironic that Mr. Zarif wants to take advantage of the diplomatic niceties of being able to come to New York and come to the U.N. when his revolution was born in the taking of 52 American diplomats hostage in Iran and holding them for 444 days. … He can certainly call in to the meeting or he can participate by video teleconference and his voice will be heard if he wants to be heard” External link

bangordailynews Wednesday, January 8, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "It was strong evidence and strong intelligence, and unfortunately we're not going to be able to get into sources and methods at this time, but I can tell you it ... was very strong," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 8, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "It was strong evidence and strong intelligence, and unfortunately we're not going to be able to get into sources and methods at this time, but I can tell you it ... was very strong," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Javad Zarif ) : "I don't think Secretary Pompeo thought that this was the right time for Mr. Zarif to come to the United States. And whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Javad Zarif ) : "I actually find it somewhat ironic that Mr. Zarif wants to take advantage of the diplomatic niceties of being able to come to New York and come to the U.N. when his Revolution was born in the taking of 52 American diplomats hostage in Iran and holding them for 444 days," "That undermined every principle of diplomacy" External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "I think he will be fine missing that meeting," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "His voice will be heard if he wants to be heard," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Javad Zarif ) : “Whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda,” “I actually find it somewhat ironic that Mr. Zarif wants to take advantage of the diplomatic niceties of being able to come to New York and come to the U.N. when his revolution was born in the taking of 52 American diplomats hostage in Iran and holding them for 444 days. He can certainly call in to the meeting or he can participate by video teleconference and his voice will be heard if he wants to be heard” External link

voanews Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:41:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Javad Zarif ) : “Whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda,” “I actually find it somewhat ironic that Mr. Zarif wants to take advantage of the diplomatic niceties of being able to come to New York and come to the U.N. when his revolution was born in the taking of 52 American diplomats hostage in Iran and holding them for 444 days. … He can certainly call in to the meeting or he can participate by video teleconference and his voice will be heard if he wants to be heard” External link

wishtv Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “As long as there’s bad actors in the world there are always threats to Americans and the Iranians have been making many many threats to the United States over the past several days,” “We take those seriously. And we’re watching and monitoring them” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Javad Zarif ) : "I don't think Secretary Pompeo thought that this was the right time for Mr. Zarif to come to the United States. And whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda," External link

usaToday Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Javad Zarif ) : "I actually find it somewhat ironic that Mr. Zarif wants to take advantage of the diplomatic niceties of being able to come to New York and come to the U.N. when his Revolution was born in the taking of 52 American diplomats hostage in Iran and holding them for 444 days," "That undermined every principle of diplomacy" External link

usaToday Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "I think he will be fine missing that meeting," External link

usaToday Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "His voice will be heard if he wants to be heard," External link

usaToday Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "It was strong evidence and strong intelligence, and unfortunately we're not going to be able to get into sources and methods at this time, but I can tell you it ... was very strong," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “I think he’ll be fine missing that meeting,” “He can certainly call in to the meeting or he can participate by video teleconference, and his voice will be heard if he wants to be heard” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien told : “I don’t think Secretary [Mike] Pompeo thought that this was the right time for Mr. Zarif to come to the United States,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “As long as there’s bad actors in the world there are always threats to Americans and the Iranians have been making many many threats to the United States over the past several days,” “We take those seriously. And we’re watching and monitoring them” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "He was plotting to kill, to attack American facilities and diplomats, soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines (who) were located at those facilities, correct," External link

wxii12 Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Javad Zarif ) : “Whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda,” “I actually find it somewhat ironic that Mr. Zarif wants to take advantage of the diplomatic niceties of being able to come to New York and come to the U.N. when his revolution was born in the taking of 52 American diplomats hostage in Iran and holding them for 444 days. ... He can certainly call in to the meeting or he can participate by video teleconference and his voice will be heard if he wants to be heard” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "He was plotting to kill, to attack American facilities and diplomats, soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines (who) were located at those facilities, correct," External link

wlwt Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "He was plotting to kill, to attack American facilities and diplomats, soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines (who) were located at those facilities, correct," External link

kcci Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “As long as there’s bad actors in the world there are always threats to Americans and the Iranians have been making many many threats to the United States over the past several days,” “We take those seriously. And we’re watching and monitoring them” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 7, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “Whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda,” “I actually find it somewhat ironic that Mr. Zarif wants to take advantage of the diplomatic niceties of being able to come to New York and come to the U.N. when his revolution was born in the taking of 52 American diplomats hostage in Iran and holding them for 444 days. …He can certainly call in to the meeting or he can participate by video teleconference and his voice will be heard if he wants to be heard” External link

washtimes Tuesday, January 7, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “Whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda,” External link

fox35orlando Tuesday, January 7, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien added : “I think he'll be fine missing that meeting,” “He can certainly call in to the meeting or he can participate by video teleconference, and his voice will be heard if he wants to be heard” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 7, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “As long as there’s bad actors in the world there are always threats to Americans and the Iranians have been making many many threats to the United States over the past several days,” “We take those seriously. And we’re watching and monitoring them” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “Whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda,” External link

fox5atlanta Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “Whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda,” External link

wftv Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “He was plotting to kill, to attack American facilities and diplomats, soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines (who) were located at those facilities, correct,” External link

fox2now Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Javad Zarif ) : “Whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda,” “I actually find it somewhat ironic that Mr. Zarif wants to take advantage of the diplomatic niceties of being able to come to New York and come to the U.N. when his revolution was born in the taking of 52 American diplomats hostage in Iran and holding them for 444 days. …He can certainly call in to the meeting or he can participate by video teleconference and his voice will be heard if he wants to be heard” External link

therepublic Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Javad Zarif ) : "Whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda," "I actually find it somewhat ironic that Mr. Zarif wants to take advantage of the diplomatic niceties of being able to come to New York and come to the U.N. when his revolution was born in the taking of 52 American diplomats hostage in Iran and holding them for 444 days. ...He can certainly call in to the meeting or he can participate by video teleconference and his voice will be heard if he wants to be heard" External link

startribune Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “Whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda,” External link

gazette Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Javad Zarif ) : “Whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda,” “I actually find it somewhat ironic that Mr. Zarif wants to take advantage of the diplomatic niceties of being able to come to New York and come to the U.N. when his revolution was born in the taking of 52 American diplomats hostage in Iran and holding them for 444 days. …He can certainly call in to the meeting or he can participate by video teleconference and his voice will be heard if he wants to be heard” External link

dailyjournal Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Javad Zarif ) : “Whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda,” “I actually find it somewhat ironic that Mr. Zarif wants to take advantage of the diplomatic niceties of being able to come to New York and come to the U.N. when his revolution was born in the taking of 52 American diplomats hostage in Iran and holding them for 444 days. …He can certainly call in to the meeting or he can participate by video teleconference and his voice will be heard if he wants to be heard” External link

tribtown Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “Whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda,” External link

brownsvilleherald Tuesday, January 7, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “Whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda,” “I actually find it somewhat ironic that Mr. Zarif wants to take advantage of the diplomatic niceties of being able to come to New York and come to the U.N. when his revolution was born in the taking of 52 American diplomats hostage in Iran and holding them for 444 days. ...He can certainly call in to the meeting or he can participate by video teleconference and his voice will be heard if he wants to be heard” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, January 7, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Javad Zarif ) : “Whenever he comes to New York, he spreads propaganda,” “I actually find it somewhat ironic that Mr. Zarif wants to take advantage of the diplomatic niceties of being able to come to New York and come to the U.N. when his revolution was born in the taking of 52 American diplomats hostage in Iran and holding them for 444 days. ...He can certainly call in to the meeting or he can participate by video teleconference and his voice will be heard if he wants to be heard” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 7, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “I spoke with him about this two nights ago,” “He said he's not running for Senate. He said he's staying as secretary of state” External link

foxnews Tuesday, January 7, 2020 4:07:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien told : “I hope and I expect Secretary Pompeo will stay,” External link

huffingtonpost-us-en Tuesday, January 7, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien told : “I hope and I expect Secretary Pompeo will stay,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 7, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien told ( about Qassem Soleimani ) : “It was a fully authorized action under the 2002 AUMF [for Iraq] and was consistent with his constitutional authority as Commander-in-Chief to defend our nation and our forces against attacks like those that Soleimani has directed in the past and was plotting now,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 7, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien told : “Certainly, there’s some high tensions after what’s happened, but it looks like those people going out in Tahrir Square to demonstrate in favor of the United States and to celebrate a bit of a new lease on freedom is a very positive sign for Iraq,” External link

al-monitor Monday, January 6, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “This was an absolute legal operation,” “We feel very good about the legal basis for this military operation” External link

dailytimesPK Monday, January 6, 2020 2:44:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “the president is trying to make it clear to the Iranians that this is a very bad path for them to go down” External link

middleeastmonitor Sunday, January 5, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien added : “The Iranians should be very careful. … We’ve said we consider the matter resolved — if they decide to move forward against the United States there will be severe consequences as the president pointed out” External link

middleeastmonitor Sunday, January 5, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “The president is trying to make it clear to the Iranians that this is a very bad path for them to go down” External link

guardian Sunday, January 5, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien added : “The Iranians should be very careful ... We’ve said we consider the matter resolved – if they decide to move forward against the United States there will be severe consequences as the president pointed out” External link

guardian Sunday, January 5, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “the president is trying to make it clear to the Iranians that this is a very bad path for them to go down” External link

cyprus-mail Sunday, January 5, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien added : “The Iranians should be very careful. … We’ve said we consider the matter resolved — if they decide to move forward against the United States there will be severe consequences as the president pointed out” External link

cyprus-mail Sunday, January 5, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “the president is trying to make it clear to the Iranians that this is a very bad path for them to go down” External link

in-cyprus Sunday, January 5, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien added : “The Iranians should be very careful. … We’ve said we consider the matter resolved — if they decide to move forward against the United States there will be severe consequences as the president pointed out” External link

in-cyprus Sunday, January 5, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “This was an absolute legal operation,” “We feel very good about the legal basis for this military operation” External link

nrttv Sunday, January 5, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “the president is trying to make it clear to the Iranians that this is a very bad path for them to go down” External link

kathmandupost Sunday, January 5, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien added : “The Iranians should be very careful. ... We’ve said we consider the matter resolved — if they decide to move forward against the United States there will be severe consequences as the president pointed out” External link

kathmandupost Sunday, January 5, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : “This was an absolute legal operation,” “We feel very good about the legal basis for this military operation” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, January 5, 2020 7:40:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "the president is trying to make it clear to the Iranians that this is a very bad path for them to go down" External link

wsau Sunday, January 5, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien added : "The Iranians should be very careful. ... We've said we consider the matter resolved -- if they decide to move forward against the United States there will be severe consequences as the president pointed out" External link

wsau Sunday, January 5, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien told : "The president takes threats made to the United States and threats against American citizens, our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and diplomats, very seriously," External link

foxnews Sunday, January 5, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien added ( about Qassem Soleimani ) : "We caught Qassem Soleimani in the act of planning and plotting to kill Americans in the region was eliminated in a precise operation carried out by the U.S. military. And we've said, hey, that's the end of it," External link

foxnews Sunday, January 5, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Qassem Soleimani ) : "Well, of course, we can't go into sources and methods, but I can tell you it was very solid intelligence," "Soleimani was traveling around the region, working out a plan to attack Americans with his proxy allies, with Iran's proxy allies in Syria and Lebanon and in Iraq" External link

foxnews Sunday, January 5, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "What I'll say is that this is common practice in these sorts of operations," "The president made a war powers notification to Congress today of the War Powers Act within the 48-hour period and we'll continue" External link

foxnews Sunday, January 5, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien added : "We feel very good about the legal basis for this, this military operation," External link

foxnews Sunday, January 5, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said ( about Qassem Soleimani ) : “Soleimani was in the Middle East, in Iraq, and traveling around the Middle East. He had just come from Damascus, where he was planning attacks on American soldiers, airmen, Marines, sailors, and against our diplomats. So this strike was aimed at disrupting ongoing attacks that were being planned by Soleimani, and deterring future Iranian attacks, through their proxies or through the IRGC Quds Force directly, against Americans,” External link

theepochtimes Saturday, January 4, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "This strike was aimed at disrupting ongoing attacks that were being planned by Soleimani and deterring future Iranian attacks through their proxies or through the . . . Quds Force directly against Americans," External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, January 4, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "This strike was aimed at disrupting ongoing attacks that were being planned by Soleimani and deterring future Iranian attacks through their proxies or through the . . . Quds Force directly against Americans," External link

chron Saturday, January 4, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "This was something that the President felt was necessary to do. The President exercised America's clear and inherent right of self-defence to counter this threat. It was a fully authorised action under the 2002 AUMF and was consistent with his constitutional authority as Commander-in-Chief to defend our nation and our forces against attacks like those that Soleimani has directed in the past and was plotting now," External link

business-standard Saturday, January 4, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "Pursuing that path will lead to nowhere for the Iranian people or for the regime. And the United States will not be intimidated by threats from our adversaries," External link

business-standard Saturday, January 4, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "We hope to have a good relationship with Iraq going forward," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, January 4, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien said : "He had just come from Damascus, [Syria,] where he was planning attacks on American soldiers, airmen, Marines, sailors and against our diplomats," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, January 4, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

Robert O Brien disse : "Nos reservamos o direito de avaliar a situação, mas os EUA tomarão medidas, como sempre fazemos em casos como este. Se Kim Jong-un for por esse caminho, ficaremos bastante desapontados e iremos demonstrar esse desapontamento" External link

portalangop Monday, December 30, 2019 6:09:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien salientou : “Os Estados Unidos tomarão medidas como fazemos nessas situações. Se Kim Jong Un adotar essa abordagem, ficaremos extraordinariamente dececionados e demonstraremos essa deceção” External link

diarioeconomico Sunday, December 29, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien déclaré : «Même s’il est agréable de dire que nous ne voulons pas militariser l’Arctique, d’autres personnes vont prendre cette décision pour le Canada. Et le Canada doit être en mesure de se défendre et de défendre ses valeurs» External link

mondialisation Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:59:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien estime : «n'est en réalité que le seuil minimum. Il serait formidable que l'Allemagne soit à la hauteur de son rôle de leader mondial. Son pouvoir économique est immense, elle joue un rôle important dans le monde, souligne-t-il. En conséquence, l'Allemagne a le devoir d'investir de manière appropriée dans la défense au profit de sa défense et de celle de ses alliés» External link

letemps Wednesday, November 27, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Robert O Brien déclaré : «Nous étions très mécontents» External link

almanar-fr Monday, November 11, 2019 3:44:00 PM EAT



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secretary12.50%EN05/19/201619/05/2016
judge62.50%EN11/27/201327/11/2013
chairman6.25%EN12/14/200714/12/2007
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Robert O'BrienEN68.75%
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Aleksandar Vucic wrote ( about Robert O Brien ) : "An open and friendly conversation with national security adviser Robert O'Brien, with a mutual desire for further improvement of Serbia-US relations," External link

tanjug Tuesday, January 21, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Jared Kushner recalled ( about Robert O Brien ) : “Robert was calm, cool and collected, constantly keeping the president updated,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, January 11, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Donald Trump added ( about Robert O Brien ) : “I have worked long and hard with Robert. He will do a great job!” External link

pakobserver Thursday, January 9, 2020 3:31:00 AM EAT

Donald Trump déclaré ( about Robert O Brien ) : "Je suis heureux d'annoncer que je nommerai Robert C. O'Brien, actuellement envoyé spécial de la présidence pour les affaires liées aux otages auprès du département d'Etat, comme notre nouveau conseiller à la sécurité nationale" External link

french.china.org.cn Thursday, September 19, 2019 2:11:00 PM EAT

Donald Trump déclaré ( about Robert O Brien ) : "Je suis heureux d'annoncer que je nommerai Robert C. O'Brien, actuellement envoyé spécial du président pour les affaires liées aux otages au département d'Etat, comme notre nouveau conseiller à la sécurité nationale" External link

french-news Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:18:00 AM EAT

Donald Trump disse ( about Robert O Brien ) : "Trabalhei duramente por muito tempo com Robert. Ele fará um grande trabalho" External link

uol Wednesday, September 18, 2019 6:54:00 PM EAT

Donald Trump déclaré ( about Robert O Brien ) : "Je suis heureux d'annoncer que je nommerai Robert C. O'Brien, actuellement envoyé spécial du président pour les affaires liées aux otages au département d'Etat, comme notre nouveau conseiller à la sécurité nationale" External link

french.china.org.cn Wednesday, September 18, 2019 6:36:00 PM EAT

Donald Trump disse ( about Robert O Brien ) : "Trabalhei duramente por muito tempo com Robert. Ele fará um grande trabalho" External link

noticias-terra-br Wednesday, September 18, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Donald Trump disse ( about Robert O Brien ) : "Estou satisfeito por anunciar que nomearei Robert C. O'Brien, atualmente trabalhando com sucesso como enviado especial presidencial para Assuntos de Reféns no Departamento de Estado, como o nosso novo assessor de Segurança Nacional. Trabalhei muito e duro com Robert. Fará um grande trabalho" External link

uol Wednesday, September 18, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT