The images of the Iranian missiles are the intelligence that caused the White House to increase its warnings about a threat from Iran, the Times reported Wednesday.
Two US officials have told the newspaper that declassified photograph alone does not convince enough proof of a threat from Iran. The declared photo has not been released by the Department of Defense.
Other classified images show the Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, designated by Trump's administration as a terrorist group, loading missiles into boats on numerous Iranian ports said the two officials US is the Times.
Officials warned that the release of other photographs could compromise confidential sources and methods of intelligence gathering, the Times reported.
Intelligence feeds on heated debates at the White House, the Pentagon, the CIA and US allies at the threat level from Iran, according to the Times.
Trump's national security adviser John Bolton and State Secretary Mike Pompeo believe that photographs and other intelligence indicate Iran is preparing to attack the US forces, the Times.
Other senior administration officials, congressional members and United States allies feel that Iran's actions may be more defensive
The Post reports that Trump is indignant and was annoyed recently with what he believed was "planning war" from his leading advisers, including Bolton, who advocated the regime's reform in Tehran. Trump is concerned that the US can carry on a military confrontation with Iran, and instead wants to pursue a diplomatic strategy in easing tensions, some US officials said in the Post.
spokesperson National Security Council Garrett Marquis arrested against reporting, saying this Post "does not accurately reflect the truth."
Trump denied any opposition to his administration regarding Iran's policy.
"Different opinions are expressed and I make a final and final decision ̵
On Thursday, the Trump administration is set to hold a classified briefing in Iran with congressional leaders from both parties and leading Republican and Democratic members of the Senate and Senate intelligence committees.