New York Times News Service, Washington.
Updated Wed, 18 Nov 2020 12:46 AM IST
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In this regard, a meeting within the White House was also held in which Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defense Minister Christopher Miller and Joint Staff Chairman General Mark Mill were also present.
The attack on Iran was discussed at a time when it was revealed that Tehran's uranium reserves had increased 12 times the limit set under the nuclear deal in 2015. An official closely watching the meeting said that advisers suggested Trump not to attack Iran as it could create a huge crisis.
The official said on condition of anonymity that Trump then inquired about other options but the advisors made him aware of its consequences. In the end it was decided that Iran should not be attacked. The White House has declined to comment on the report. The newly elected President Biden has also not made any statement on this.
Tough stand against iran
President Trump kept a strong stand against Iran during his rule. Trump withdrew the US from Iran's nuclear deal with Iran in 2018. Tensions in Iran-US peaked when the US killed Iran's top general in airstrikes and banned Iran again. Iran also took many actions against it.
Attack on Natanj nuclear center
There have been reports of uranium enrichment at the Natanj nuclear center in Iran. In such a situation, during the meeting held at the Oval Office, the plan for the attack on this center was primarily kept. Explain that Trump had earlier wanted to attack Iran on 20 June 2019 too, but he canceled his plan 10 minutes earlier.