President Donald Trump\u2019s national security team asked the Pentagon last year for \u201coptions to strike Iran,\u201d the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday, citing unidentified U.S. officials. The request was made after militants in Iraq aligned with Iran fired mortars at Baghdad\u2019s diplomatic district, which includes the U.S. Embassy, the report said. The request generated concern at the Pentagon and State Department, current and former U.S. officials told the newspaper. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declined to comment when asked by reporters in Qatar if he could confirm the report. Pompeo is doing a nine-nation tour of the Middle East, in part to court support against Iran. Also read|\u00a0Jio GigaFiber vs Airtel V-Fiber: Broadband plans, service rollout, & everything you must know Trump\u2019s National Security Adviser John Bolton led the approach to the Pentagon, which compiled options, the newspaper reported. It isn\u2019t clear whether the information compiled by the Pentagon was relayed to the White House or whether Trump was aware of the request, the newspaper said. Relations between Iran and the U.S. have become more confrontational since Trump\u2019s election and his May 2018 decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal and reimpose severe economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic.