Trump had earlier approved the strike over a few Iranian target but then abruptly called off the decision. This strike was planned by US as a revenge over the drowning of US naval surveillance drone BAMS-D which was shot by Iranian surface-to-air missile system on Wednesday.

Senior Administration officials said that the decision to strike against Iran was taken after long hours of intense discussion and debate amidst the national security officials and leaders in the White House. The strike was expected to take place at 7 in the evening on the Iranian Radar and missile batteries. "Planes were in the air and ships were in position, but no missiles had been fired when word came to stand down,"reported the New York Times.

The strike was abruptly called of in the evening. It is still an speculationary question as to why did Trump called of the same. Did he just halted it for some time or had canceled in taking logistics and strategies into consideration. Iran added fuel to the ever growing tensions between the two countries by claiming that it would breach one of the key limits that it agreed upon in 2015 to limit its nuclear program.

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