The Times said the plan, which does not include a land invasion of Iran, was ordered in part by national security adviser John Bolton.
According to the newspaper, the number of troops under discussion shocked "some who were informed about them," and found that this number roughly matches the number of US troops that invaded Iraq in 2003.
One Number The plan shows "how dangerous the Iranian threat has become," the statement by senior government officials said, while other officials calling for a diplomatic solution to the current tensions said it was one Scare-monger warn Iran against new attacks. "
A high-ranking government official confirmed to CNN that potential military plans to deploy additional US troops to the region were tested at a White House meeting with the national security team last week, but did not provide information on the number of troops in the country
Another high-ranking government official told reporters last week that if the Iran did not stick to the 201
Reporters say that if the Pentagon attacks Iran's nuclear facilities when it reaches a purity enrichment of over 20% in 60 days, the official said: "The President has made it very clear that the security of the American people is threatened, all options are on the table ,
They added that Trump will "certainly not restrict his options if the Iranians take what he considers unacceptable."
CNN's Barbara Starr, Kylie Atwood, James Griffiths, Joshua Berlinger and Sheena McKenzie have contributed to this report.