According to him, the U.S. will strengthen sanctions against Iran.
U.S. President Donald Trump said he refused to launch a missile attack on Iranian facilities through “150 incommensurable casualties”.
He wrote about it in his Twitter.
“I asked how many deaths there would be [as a result of the attack]. One hundred and fifty people, sir, answered me, General. Ten minutes before the strike, I canceled it because it was disproportionate to a drone that had no people in it,” said the U.S. president.
He also noted that instead of a strike, he tightened sanctions against Iran last night and the Islamic country “will never be able to have nuclear weapons.
Recall that on June 20, there was information about the destruction of the American Global Hawk UAV in southern Iran. In turn, the U.S. said that the drone was shot down over the Strait of Hormuz and it was not in the airspace of Iran.
It should be noted that this happened against the background of the incident in the Gulf of Oman on 13 June. At that time, the tanker Front Altair of the Norwegian company Frontline and the tanker Kokuka Courageous, owned by the Japanese transport company Kunihana Sangyo, were attacked. As a result of the attack, fires broke out and the Norwegian ship sank. There were 23 people on board, mostly citizens of Georgia, Russia and the Philippines. They, as well as about two dozen Filipino sailors aboard the Japanese ship, were rescued and evacuated.
Japan and Norway have already officially confirmed that the tankers belong to the companies of these countries. The United States and British Governments hold Iran responsible for attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Before the attack on the tankers, according to the media, the Iranian military allegedly fired a missile at an American drone.