Trump Pulls Plug On Iran Strike At Last Minute

  • 2019-06-21
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Trump Pulls Plug On Iran Strike At Last Minute

President Trump confirmed Friday morning that he had decided to stop a planned military strike on Iran  "10 minutes" before it was scheduled to begin. Fox News reports:

President Trump confirmed early Friday that he called off a retaliatory attack on Iran in response to the downing of a U.S. drone “10 minutes before the strike,” saying the number of expected casualties was not "proportionate" to what Tehran did.

In a stunning tweet thread, the president said the U.S. was "cocked & loaded to retaliate" against three sites, but he reversed course after asking military leaders about how many would be killed....

A source had confirmed to Fox News earlier Friday morning that the administration made a last-minute decision to call off retaliatory strikes against Iran. But until Trump's tweets, few details about the aborted mission and the circumstances that led to the reversal were publicly available. And it remained unclear Friday whether strike plans have been definitively shelved.

Multiple news outlets, including The New York Times, Washington Post and Associated Press, had reported similar accounts of strikes being called off late Thursday — citing unnamed sources. These reports portray a mission that would have targeted Iranian missile batteries and radars.

A truly wild and unexpected turn of events. Trump showed an immense amount of leadership and tactical skill in making such a high-stakes last-minute decision in order to prevent unnecessary loss of life and save 150 people's lives. 

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 Source: TTN

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