Washington: According to the New York Times report on Monday, President Donald Trump asked senior aides about the possibility of attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities two months before leaving office.
During a meeting at the Oval Office last Thursday, the outgoing Republican leader asked several top aides, including Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Mark Milley, “whether he had options to take action against Iran’s main nuclear site in the coming weeks,” the newspaper said.
The senior officials “dissuaded the president from moving ahead with a military strike,” warning him that such an attack could escalate into a broader conflict in the last weeks of his presidency, the Times wrote.
According to reports, Trump asked this question after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report stated that Iran is continuing to store uranium.
According to The Times, the most likely target of such a strike is Natanz. According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Tehran’s “uranium reserves are now 12 times larger than the uranium reserves allowed by Trump’s 2018 nuclear agreement. “Signed to contain Iran’s nuclear capabilities.
Iran has long been Trump’s black bet. He first re-imposed sanctions and then further increased sanctions after the nuclear agreement was cancelled.
Despite Trump’s efforts to crack down on the agreement, the European partners of the agreement are still working hard to maintain the smooth progress of the agreement and hope to adopt a new diplomatic approach after Democrat Joe Biden wins the November 3 election. Lampe refused to admit his failure.
The Trump administration has promised to strengthen punitive measures. Some critics believe that this is an attempt to establish a “sanctions wall” that will be difficult to dismantle after Biden takes office.