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Trump stops retaliatory attacks on Iran as being 'not proportionate'

Donald Trump - Flickr - Gage Skidmore
Donald Trump - Flickr - Gage Skidmore
Only few minutes before an attack on three Iranian sites ordered by US President Donald Trump, the president stopped it, according to a Tweet, as he thought that the number of victims will be too much.

This comes as Iran downed a US unmanned drone which, according to a US official flew in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz, one of the world's most vital shipping routes.

"On Monday they shot down an unmanned drone flying in International Waters. We were cocked & loaded to retaliate last night on 3 different sights when I asked, how many will die. 150 people, sir, was the answer from a General. 10 minutes before the strike I stopped it, not proportionate to shooting down an unmanned drone," President Trump wrote on Twitter.

"I am in no hurry, our Military is rebuilt, new, and ready to go, by far the best in the world. Sanctions are biting & more added last night. Iran can NEVER have Nuclear Weapons, not against the USA, and not against the WORLD!" he added.

Reuters quoted Cap. Bill Urban, a spokesman for the US Central Command, as saying "no US aircraft were operating in Iranian airspace" Thursday.

"President Obama made a desperate and terrible deal with Iran - Gave them 150 Billion Dollars plus I.8 Billion Dollars in CASH! Iran was in big trouble and he bailed them out. Gave them a free path to Nuclear Weapons, and SOON. Instead of saying thank you, Iran yelled Death to America," Trump said.

"I terminated deal, which was not even ratified by Congress, and imposed strong sanctions. They are a much weakened nation today than at the beginning of my Presidency, when they were causing major problems throughout the Middle East," Trump stated.
Last Modified: Friday، 21 June 2019 09:02 PM