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President Trump says in ‘no hurry’ for Iran strikes

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President Donald Trump said on Friday that the US was “cocked and loaded” to retaliate against Iran for downing an American drone, but canceled the strikes 10 minutes before they were to be carried out after being told some 150 people could die.

Trump tweeted on Friday that the US was ready to “retaliate last night on 3 different sights when I asked, how many will die.” He said a general told him 150 people, and he canceled the strikes as “not proportionate to shooting down an unmanned drone.”

Trump tweeted that the US will never allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon.

But he said that he’s in ‘no hurry’ to respond to the downing of the US surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz.

He said that the US sanctions are crippling the Iranian economy and that more are being added.

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(With Agencies)