Trump approved military action against Iran – And changed his mind 

Source: Trump approved military action against Iran – And changed his mind – Middle East – Jerusalem Post

The US planes were in mid-air and ships were in position when the order to stand-down was given, Reuters reported.

BY JERUSALEM POST STAFF, REUTERS
 JUNE 21, 2019 07:35
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air B

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops in an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq December 26, 2018. . (photo credit: REUTERS/JONATHAN ERNST)

US President Donald Trump approved military strikes on Friday against Iran in retaliation for the downing of an unmanned $130-million surveillance drone, but pulled back from launching the attacks, the New York Times said on Friday.
Trump had initially approved strikes on a handful of targets such as radar and missile batteries, the paper cited senior administration officials involved in, or briefed on, the deliberations, as saying.
The strikes were set to take place just before dawn on Friday to minimize risk to the Iranian military or to civilians, it added.

The New York Times

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Breaking News: President Trump pulled back from strikes against Iran late Thursday, hours after approving them in retaliation for the downing of a U.S. dronehttps://nyti.ms/2XtXSpW 

“Let’s see what happens,” President Trump said Thursday after Iran shot down an American surveillance drone.

Trump Approves Strikes on Iran, but Then Abruptly Pulls Back

Military and diplomatic officials still expected a strike as of 7 p.m. Thursday in retaliation for Iran shooting down an unmanned American drone.

nytimes.com

Planes were in the air and ships were in position, but no missiles fired, when the order to stand down came, it cited one senior administration official as saying.
The abrupt reversal put a halt to what would have been Trump’s third military action against targets in the Middle East, the paper added, saying Trump had struck twice at targets in Syria, in 2017 and 2018.
However, it is not clear whether attacks on Iran might still go forward, the paper said, adding that it was not known if the cancellation of strikes had resulted from Trump changing his mind or administration concerns regarding logistics or strategy.

 

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2 Comments on “Trump approved military action against Iran – And changed his mind ”

  1. M he Says:

    Useless american military and coward poleticans.

    • Peter Hofman Says:

      Smart move from Trump, he put the bal in the court of the democrats .

      He is looking for congressional approving for actions against Iran.

      he is forcing Pelosi to make it clear where the democrats are standing .

      He is securing in this way 2 things at te same time , a second term and actions against Iran .


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