Washington Reveals “the Real Reason” to Postpone the Military Strike on Iran
After US President Donald Trump said he had canceled an impending military strike on Iran following the downing of a US aircraft near the Strait of Hormuz, Vice President Mike Bens interpreted his decision to stop pushing forward with “punishing Tehran.”
Bens said on Sunday that the United States’ lack of conviction that the downing of the US reconnaissance plane was approved by the Tehran leadership was one of Trump’s reasons for canceling the retaliatory strike at the last moment.
The US president has downplayed the downing of a military surveillance aircraft last Thursday and said he was suspected of being mistakenly dropped, saying “it would have been very different” for him if the plane was inhabited.
Tehran said a Global Hawk surveillance plane was on a spy mission over its territory, but Washington said the plane had been shot down over international waters.
“I think Iran probably made a mistake,” Trump told reporters at the White House, “I imagine a general or someone wrongly shot down that plane.”
Tension continues to prevail between Iran and the United States after Trump said on Friday he had prevented a military strike on Iran in retaliation for the downing of a US aircraft because he believed the response would result in casualties and would be disproportionate.
“What I can say, without going into details, is that the president was aware of the loss assessments and a whole range of information about the military strike,” Pens told CNN, “but as the president pointed out, well before the operation was carried out, Will result in casualties after the US response was not proportionate to the act of dropping Iran’s aircraft. ”
“The president had doubts about whether high-ranking Iranian leaders had taken the decision to shoot down our aircraft,” Pens said, “I can not talk about the intelligence we have about it.”
“We are not convinced that senior leaders have endorsed this act, put the president into consideration for human life first and put on the table that we want the best for the people of Iran, but Iran needs to understand that the United States will never allow it to acquire a nuclear weapon. Key to terrorism “.
“The reality that the world has witnessed over the past 40 years is that leaders in Iran do not care about human life, they are planting terrorism all over the region and around the world, and it is unacceptable to have a nuclear weapon to threaten us or threaten our ally Israel or the world. Whole. “