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The US military has been tense and called to retaliate, but 150 Iranian lives are unrelated to a drone, says Donald Trump.

US President Donald Trump claimed on Friday that the US military was ready to launch a retaliatory strike against Iran to avenge the downing of his drone, but canceled the attack minutes before it was carried out. Trump tweeted that he stopped the military strike because the attack would have resulted in the loss of only 150 Iranian lives, which he believes is not proportional to the loss of the U.S. BAMS-D RQ-4A Global Hawk High-Altitude Long Endurance. HALE) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).

“We were hitched and loaded in 3 different places last night to take revenge when I asked how many were going to die. 150 people, sir, was a general’s reply. I stopped it 10 minutes before the attack, which is not the same as shooting down an unmanned drone, ”tweeted the President of the United States.

His testimony comes hours after the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard’s Air and Space Force (IRGC) alleged it may have shot down a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon aircraft that breached its airspace, but instead decided to use the RQ-4A Global Meet Hawk to “send a message”. AND “warn the terrorist forces of the United States.”

The downing of the drone, which Iran insists it breached its airspace, something Washington previously denied, has created heightened tension between the two countries after a series of tanker attacks Washington allegedly ordered by Tehran had led to tension between the two countries. Trump’s latest statement on Twitter, however, points to the US-Iran focal point that is on the verge of inflammation.

Trump also suggested that new sanctions be imposed on Iran, but did not respond.

“I’m in no hurry, our forces have been rebuilt, they are new and operational, by far the best in the world. The penalties are devastating, and more were added last night. Iran can NEVER have nuclear weapons, neither against the United States nor against the WORLD! “Trump added.

“President Obama made a desperate and terrible deal with Iran: He gave them $ 150 billion plus $ 1.8 billion in cash! Iran was in great trouble and saved them. I gave them a free route to nuclear weapons, SOON. Instead of thanking them, Iran shouted. Death to america. I ended the agreement, which was not even ratified by Congress, and imposed heavy sanctions. They are a much weaker nation today than they were at the beginning of my presidency, when they caused major problems throughout the Middle East. Now they are bust! Trump tweeted.

 

…. death to America. I ended the agreement, which was not even ratified by Congress, and imposed heavy sanctions. They are a much weaker nation today than they were at the beginning of my presidency, when they caused major problems throughout the Middle East. Now they are bust! …

– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 21, 2019

…. proportional to the downing of an unmanned drone. I’m in no hurry, our armed forces are rebuilt, new and operational, by far the best in the world. The penalties are devastating, and more were added last night. Iran can NEVER have nuclear weapons, neither against the United States nor against the WORLD!

– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 21, 2019

The New York Times had previously reported that after an intense debate in the White House between senior national security officials and the leaders of the President’s Congress, Trump canceled a military strike in a matter of moments.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also said late Thursday evening that debris from the US drone was recovered from the territorial waters of Iran and shot down there, showing that the plane violated his country’s airspace. He added that Iran does not want war but that its country will “jealously defend” its skies, lands and waters.

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