President Donald Trump on Friday said he was in “no hurry” to attack Iran, one day after he abruptly called off missile strikes against the country.
In a series of tweets, the president wrote that he called off the strike ten minutes before it was scheduled to happen because he believed the attack would have been disproportionate to Iran’s downing of an American surveillance drone.
“We were cocked & loaded to retaliate last night on 3 different sights when I asked, how many will die,” Trump wrote. “150 people, sir, was the answer from a General. 10 minutes before the strike I stopped it, not […] proportionate to shooting down an unmanned drone. I am in no hurry, our Military is rebuilt, new, and ready to go, by far the best in the world.”
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