Iran has claimed that it has shot down a US spy drone on Thursday, with this attack the Islamic republic has directly attacked any US military asset. White House has also confirmed the news and Trump in his statement said,”Unprovoked attack a big mistake”.
The lawmakers, who were briefed on the attack at the White House Thursday, issued this statement:
“Iran directly attacked a United States asset over international waters. This provocation comes a week after they directly attacked and destroyed two commercial tankers in international waters. There must be a measured response to these actions. President Trump and his national security team remain clear-eyed on the situation and what must be done in response to increased Iranian aggression. In Congress we stand ready to support our men and women in uniform, our country, and our allies in the region.”
While Iran stated that the aircraft violated its air space and in response of this violation it was shot down.US argued that the aircraft was flying in international airspace and was shot down as an act of aggression.
While reports also surfaced which said that Trump ordered Strikes on Iran but then Abruptly Pulled back his decision.Officials said the president had initially approved attacks on a handful of Iranian targets, like radar and missile batteries.
The operation was underway in its early stages when it was called off . Planes were in the air and ships were in position, but no missiles had been fired when word came to stand down, the official said.