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Bolton and Pompeo will be coming into an understaffed team in Washington and have to sort through the chaos to accomplish anything.
The attack, in which a gunman and a suicide bomber targeted Iran's parliament and one of its holiest shrines in Tehran, killed twelve people and injured 42 more.
The bill enjoys broad support from both Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, including its chairman and ranking member.
Iran and the US appeared to be heading towards some sort of conflict, perhaps involving Iran’s proxy forces in the region. But both countries want to climb down from this crisis.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
A German defense ministry spokesman said Berlin had no indications of its own of any impending attacks. A Dutch source cited an unspecified security threat.
Khamenei also reiterated that Iran would not negotiate with the United States on a nuclear deal.
The US has concentrated naval power and B-52s in the Persian Gulf in recent days.
The Iran-Iraq War, which began in 1980 and continued for eight years, left millions dead and wounded on both sides of the fight. Food and essential goods were rationed for years afterwards.
By TZVI JOFFRE
State television showed crowds shouting "What's America thinking? Iran is full of Guards" after leaving Friday prayers at Tehran University on their way to a rally in a nearby square.
John Bolton bashed the Iranian government for "terrorizing your own people" in a response to the Islamic republic's 40th anniversary celebrations.
By BEN BRESKY
A top Iranian security official claims Washington tried to establish backchannel for negotiations through Afghan intermediaries.
By CHARLES BYBELEZER/THE MEDIA LINE,VICTOR CABRERA/THE MEDIA LINE
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