Iran received a message from U.S. President Donald Trump through Oman overnight warning that a U.S. attack was imminent, Reuters reported on June 21 citing “Iranian officials”.
They spoke shortly after the New York Times reported that Trump had approved military strikes against Iran on Friday in retaliation for the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, but called off the attacks at the last minute.
On June 20, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps shot down a RQ-4A Global Hawk of the US military with a Khordad-3 air defense system. The Iranian side said that the spy drone had entered Iranian airspace. The US declines this describing Iranian actions as an act of agression.
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