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US President stopped airstrike on Iran

by VTV422 June 2019 Last updated at 16:00 PM

US President Donald Trump said the US air force was "cocked and loaded" to attack three Iranian targets on Friday morning, but he called off the strike with 10 minutes to spare after being told that the airstrike might kill as many as 150 people.

The US President said in a series of morning tweets that he decided late on Thursday that the death toll would not be a proportionate response to the Iranians shooting down a US spy drone off the Iranian coast 24 hours earlier.

He also said that more sanctions have been imposed on Iran. The US President had initially approved strikes on a handful of targets such as radar and missile batteries, but no missiles were fired when the order to stand down came

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