On Thursday, Iran shot down a us drone. Retaliation the United States planned to strike on Friday, and President of the trump has already approved it. However, later the head of state has canceled the attack, reports The New York Times.
The US President Donald trump on Thursday, June 20, approved the strikes on Iran in response to the downed American drone, but then withdrew his decision, writes the newspaper the New York Times, citing sources.
The staff of the White house on condition of anonymity, said that trump approved the impact on a number of objectives, including radars and missile batteries. When the order came to abolish the ships were already in position, and the planes in the air, said one of the interlocutors of the NYT.
According to the newspaper, the strike was planned to be made early in the morning to minimize the risks of casualties among civilians. soon, However, the military received a message stating that the operation is cancelled at least temporarily.
In the White house and the Pentagon declined to comment, in the NYT noted that none of the officers had not asked the newspaper not to publish the material.
The Iranian Islamic revolutionary guard Corps (IRGC) said that he managed to shoot down the us drone on June 20. In the IRGC said that the drone was attacked as it entered the airspace of Iran. Tehran has complained to the UN on violation of the U.S. drone airspace.
Washington originally stated that in the Tehran area were not drones, and later reported that the drone was shot down in international airspace. The representative of the Central command of the Armed forces of the United States bill urban has called the incident “an unprovoked attack on the object of observation of the United States”.
Trump has considered the attack a big mistake of Tehran, and the question about whether the United States in response to strike on Iran, said “you will soon find out”.
Later, the President of the United States stated that it assumes that the Iranian military was able to attack a drone by mistake. “It’s hard to believe this was deliberate”, he said. Trump noted that in this situation no one was hurt, since we are talking about Drona. If Iran shot down a manned plane events would have developed otherwise, the President added.