Trump reportedly approved, abruptly called off retaliatory strike on Iran

Trump reportedly approved, abruptly called off retaliatory strike on Iran”

Trump's old tweets are resurfacing as tensions continue to rise between the United States after Iran shot down a us drone in what Washingon called "an unprovoked attack".

Also on Friday, a top Iranian general told reporters that a U.S. spy plane with around 35 crew members was flying close to the unpiloted U.S. Navy Global Hawk drone that was shot down.

President Donald Trump had approved a series of military strikes against Iran on Thursday, leaving planes and ships in attack-ready positions when he suddenly called off the retaliatory maneuver.

The Daily Show's Trevor Noah said it's amusing how the USA media is fawning over the downed drone, "almost like America has to do something because the drone left behind an entire drone family".

Omar published a multi-tweet thread on Thursday, writing to President Trump: "So I urge you: be strong".

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The tensions between USA and Iran continue to escalate, the most recent development being the threat of a U.S. attack. "Not proportionate to shooting down an unmanned drone".

"This aircraft possesses a system which allows it to relay the signals and information it receives to its own central system", he said, adding that the order was given only after the aircraft finally entered Iranian airspace at 4:05am local time.

In the tweets from 2011, Trump claims Obama "will start a war with Iran" to help poll numbers in his 2012 re-election campaign. He was unpersuaded by Trump's assertion that the downed drone's location was "documented scientifically, not just words", and he recapped Trump's Tuesday night rally and his Wednesday night on-air phone conversation on Fox News with Sean Hannity, who just couldn't seem to get Trump to hang up. The Trump official asked not to be named. But they also reported the message said Trump was against war and wanted talks on several issues.

Ashley Thompson adapted this story for VOA Learning English based on reports by the Associated Press and the Reuters news agency.

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