Trump abruptly calls off military strikes against Iran

Cheryl Sanders
June 21, 2019

"There were numerous civil aviation aircraft operating in the area at the time of the intercept", FAA said.

In reply Iran warned the USA of the risk of "regional and worldwide consequences". "Avoiding the Strait of Hormuz area is recommended - misidentification of aircraft is possible". He said he agreed with Trump that, as Noah phrased it, America shouldn't "launch a full-out war to avenge a flying Roomba".

Speaking on "Outnumbered Overtime", the Fox News senior strategic analyst said tough sanctions against Iran are having an effect and he believes Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be working quickly with USA allies to "shore up" the shipping lanes in the Persian Gulf near Iran. Trump said Iran had made a "big mistake" but later told reporters that he thought it might not have been intentional.

These tweets came before President Trump's series of tweets boasting of his withdrawal from President Barack Obama's "desperate and bad deal with Iran" and saying that the sanctions were working and that he added more last night.

While Iran insists that the U.S. drone was moving in stealth mode over its territorial waters, the USA is arguing that it was flying over worldwide waters.

Trump reportedly demanded Iran should enter into negotiations with the United States within Washington's deadline.

Meanwhile, the spokesman for Iran's Supreme National Security Council, Keyvan Khosravi, denied the claim by Reuters that Iran had received a message from US President Donald Trump through Oman, according to Iranian Mehr News Agency. Tehran is not seeking war, but just wants to "defend [its] skies, land and waters", he added.

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