US retaliation against Iran canceled at last minute: source

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Reaction and analysis of tensions with Iran, the Fox News contributor Marc Thiessen on ‘The history.’

The trump administration made a last-minute call decision, of retaliation against Iran in response to the Downing Thursday of a Navy drone, which Washington said was international air space, a source told Fox News early Friday.

But only a few details about the mission aborted and the circumstances that were the reverse led available.

Several news agencies, including the New York Times, Washington Post and Associated Press, reported similar accounts, citing unnamed sources. These reports describe a mission that would have targeted Iranian missile defense and radar systems. No shots were fired and no rockets were launched, according to the AP.

The State Department did not immediately respond to an E-Mail from Fox News early Friday, the more clarification.

The Times reported that the planes were in the air and ships in position, but no shots were fired.

Top White house officials met on Thursday for a classified briefing, which lasted for over an hour about the drone and the audience suggested a “measured” response was likely to be soon.

Despite earlier rhetoric, President trump, in fact, a measured approach to the crisis appeared. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., an outspoken Trump critic, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said the President is listening to the Congress leader, who urges caution.


Trump told reporters that Iran is a “very big mistake”, but also said he had the feeling that it may be the result of someone “loose and stupid”, rather than a deliberate provocation by Iran.

The Pentagon released video shows smoke plume of a Navy drone was shot out of the sky over the Strait of Hormuz by Iran, what is described by the military as an “unprovoked attack.”

The tensions between Washington and Tehran have been Trump, backed by the Obama-era nuke deal in may 2018. Iran was under pressure from US sanctions after the see its currency drop by about 60 percent within 12 months, according to the European Union. Food and drug prices are up to 40 and 60 percent.

Meanwhile, the US Federal Aviation Administration’s emergency order Thursday, the U.S. operator of fly ban issued in an overwater area of Tehran-controlled airspace over the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman “by the increased military activities, the increased political tensions in the region.”

Fox News, Gregg Re, Talia Kaplan, and the Associated Press contributed to this report

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