Trump wanted to launch military attack on Iran last week
The outgoing President of the United States, Donald Trump, wanted to attack Iran last week over the uranium enrichment program, but advisers dissuaded him, the New York Times reported on Monday.
That New York daily detailed that Trump discussed the matter at a meeting on Thursday, the day after the United Nations, through the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), indicated an increase in Iran’s enriched uranium reserves.
The meeting in the Oval Office was attended by the vice president, Mike Pence, the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, the new interim secretary of defense, Christopher Miller, and the chief of staff, General Mark Milley.
They all dissuaded the President from launching a military attack on Iranian installations, considering that such aggression “could easily escalate into a wider conflict”, at a time of political uncertainty in the United States.
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