U.S. President Donald Trump said he did not rescind the order to launch a missile attack on Iran, but only suspended it.
He wrote about it on his Twitter page on June 22.
The American leader believes that his words were misinterpreted by the media.
“I have never withdrawn an order to strike Iran, as misreported (in the media), but I have only kept him from doing so at this stage! – was written by the president.
We shall remind you that on June 20, there was information about the destruction of the American Global Hawk UAV in the south of Iran. In turn, the U.S. said that the drone was shot down over the Strait of Hormuz and 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, as well as the tanker Kokuka Courageous, possessed 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 who were on board 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.