US President Donald Trump approved military strikes against Iran in paying off for the pulling down of an unnamed $130-million surveillance drone, but dragged from the introducing from the attacks, according to US media.
Initially, the US President approved strikes on a few targets including a radar and missile batteries, the paper mentioned senior administration personnel involved in, or instructed on, the considerations, as claiming.
The strikes occurred just before dawn on Friday for minimizing risk to the Iranian military or civilians, it included.
Though aircraft were in the position in the air and ships also in their place, no missiles had not been fired, while the order to stand down came, it mentioned one senior administration personnel as claiming.
The swift turnaround put a hold to what would have been the third military action of the US President against aims in the Middle East, the paper included, claiming the US President hit twice at aims in Syria, in 2017 and 2018.
Consequently, it is not clear whether attacks on Iran might still go forward, according to the paper, including that it was not known if the dismissal of strikes had ensued from the US changing his mind or administration concerns regarding logistics or strategy.