It has been revealed the US President Donald Trump asked about striking on a nuclear facility in Iran last week, November 12. The New York Times learned about it from four sources, including and former government officials.
The publication suggests that Trump could have meant an object in the Iranian city of Netenz, but the White House did not comment on this information.
The material says that during a meeting in the Oval Office, Trump raised the question of how realistic it is to strike at Iran’s main nuclear facility “in the coming weeks.” Senior advisers dissuaded the American leader over the risks of widespread conflict.
According to sources, this meeting took place after international inspectors reported “a significant increase in the country’s stockpile of nuclear materials.” The Oval Office was attended by Vice President Mike Pence , Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Acting chapters Pentagon Christopher Miller and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milli . In their view, the strike on Iranian targets “could easily escalate into a broader conflict in the last weeks of Trump’s presidency.”
November 10 it was reported that Trump may want to conduct an operation against Iran after the dismissal of the head of the Pentagon Mark Esper . Such suspicions were reported by Daily Mail with reference to officials in Ministry of Defense . It was noted that Esper contradicted the US President on the Iranian issue, refuting some of his statements, including after the elimination of the general of the elite Iranian special forces “al-Quds” of the IRGC Qasem Soleimani on January 3.
Relations between the United States and Iran have escalated after the assassination by the American military of the general of the elite Iranian special forces “Al-Quds” of the IRGC Qasem Soleimani on January 3 in Baghdad. On the night of January 8, several American military installations in Iraq were attacked by the Iranian IRGC. Trump then announced new sanctions.