Posted on Jun 21, 2019
Having approved military strikes against Iran this morning (21st June) in retaliation for the downing of an unmanned $130 million surveillance drone, U.S. President Donald Trump pulled back from launching the attacks at the last moment, according to the New York Times.
Trump had initially approved strikes on a handful of targets such as radar and missile batteries, the NYT cited senior administration officials as saying.
The strikes were set to take place just before dawn in order to minimise risk of civilian casualties.
Military aircraft were in the air and warships were in position, but no missiles were fired, as Trump gave the order to stand down.
EU Today has been informed that the order to go still stands, and that the attacks can, if deemed necessary, still take place at a moment's notice.
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