Trump: Three strikes on Iran were canceled ten minutes before it was dueBy Rudao 2 hours ago
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US President Donald Trump said on Friday, June 21, 2019 that "no hurry" to respond militarily to Iran, stressing that he canceled at the last minute strikes against them Thursday night because he wants to avoid many of the victims also felt that it would be excessive in response .
In a series of tweets, Trump said he had canceled the strikes, which were supposed to target three sites before the "10 minutes" of its date, indicating that it was informed that it would lead to the deaths of "150 people" and decided that this would be an excessive response to the drop of Tehran US aircraft march.
He stressed: "Our army is ready and ready to strike Iran."
He pointed out that "the sanctions on Tehran has borne fruit, declaring that new sanctions were imposed on Iran on Thursday evening."
He stressed that the United States will not allow Tehran to possess nuclear weapons.
On Thursday, the Revolutionary Guards' air force said it had shot down a US-based RQ-4 Global Hawk aircraft flying over the coast of the city of Koh Mubarak in the state of Hormuzgan on the Gulf of Oman.
But the US military denied what Tehran announced, and said that the plane dropped by an Iranian missile, "was flying in the international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz, and that there is no US military aircraft operating in Iranian airspace
After the Pentagon said," Pentagon "That the fall of Iran aircraft march over the Strait of Hormuz," an act of provocative unjustified on one of the US surveillance bodies in the international airspace, "according to channel" Fox News "America.
The region is under growing tension from the United States and Gulf states on the one hand, and Iran on the other, by Tehran abandoning some of its commitments to the nuclear program (concluded in 2015) after Washington withdrew from it, as well as Saudi accusations of targeting oil facilities through the Yemeni Houthi group.
Tensions have risen recently after the Pentagon announced the dispatch of the Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier and Middle East bombers to intelligence about possible preparations by Iran to carry out attacks against US forces or interests.