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US president Donald Trump reportedly ordered an attack on Iran on Thursday but then he pulled back that's according to The New York Times they said the strikes would have been in retaliation for the shooting down of an American surveillance drone of the street of poor moos but the time says that trump abruptly candy operation just hours before it was due to happen according to the report which cited government officials the president had approved a tax on a handful of Iranian targets after intense debate at the White House over how the US should respond to our on those targets included radar installations and missile batteries and the operation was reportedly under way with ships in place and planes in the air before trump didn't about face and canceled it The Washington Post and the Wall Street journal followed later with their own reports confirming the strikes had been ordered earlier in the day trumpet said the shooting down of a U. S. drone by Iran it may have been a mistake rather than a deliberate escalation and I think probably a Ron , made a mistake I would imagine it was a general or somebody that made a mistake and shooting that drone down and fortunately the drone was on arm it was not there was no man in it and there was no it was just it was over international waters clearly over international waters but we didn't have a man or woman in the draw we had nobody in the drive , what made a big difference let me tell you what I made a big big difference the reversal put a stop to what would have been the president's third military action in the Middle East , he's ordered two sets of missile strikes on Syria since taking office the sharply rising tensions in the region also cause consternation on Capitol Hill senior Republican Lindsey Graham morning around and not to mess with the U. S. so here's what our Ron needs to get ready for severe pain , inside their country , that their capabilities pale in comparison to ours well Democrat Nancy Pelosi caution the White House over further escalating the situation the high tension wires are up in the region for a lot of different reasons of some bilateral region some multi lateral some religious whatever is the high tension wires are up we must act in a way that does not that that does de escalate , and does not escalate the cat the tensions and the situation there the planned strikes on Iran were reportedly set to take place just before dawn on Friday to minimize risks to the Iranian military and to civilians but it's not clear according to the times or the the strikes could still go forward