After US President Donald Trump said he had canceled the military strike on Iran that was imminent on Iran, following the downing of an American aircraft march near the Strait of Hormuz, Vice President Mike Pence
decided to stop moving forward in “punish Tehran”.
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 that a general or someone made a mistake by dropping 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 giving details, is that the president was aware of the loss estimates and a whole range of information about the military strike”, Pence told CNN.
But as the president pointed out, well before the operation was carried out, what would result in casualties after the US response was disproportionate to Iran’s downing of the aircraft”.
Pens also mentioned another aspect of Trump’s decision to strike back: “The president had doubts about whether high-ranking Iranian leaders had decided to shoot down our planes.
I cannot talk about the intelligence we have about it”.
“We’re not convinced that senior leaders have approved this act.
The President took into account human life first.
He also 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, this country is the main sponsor of terrorism.
“The reality that the world has witnessed over the past 40 years is that leaders in Iran don’t care about human life.
They’re planting terrorism all over the region and all over the world, and it is unacceptable to have a nuclear weapon to threaten or threaten our ally Israel or the whole world”.