The photographs fueled fears that Iran would fire missiles at U.S. naval ships in the Persian Gulf. The Pentagon has not released the photograph. On its own, two American
officials said, the photograph was not compelling enough to convince the
American public and lawmakers, or foreign allies, of the new Iranian
threat. But releasing other supporting images could compromise secret
sources and methods of collecting intelligence, the officials said.
Publisher: NYTimes | Author: Eric Schmitt