Donald Trump was mulling a possibility to attack Iran’s “main nuclear site” in “the coming weeks”, asking his advisors whether he had such an option during a meeting at the Oval office on Thursday, The New York Times reported, citing “current and former US officials”.
The advisors, among whom were Vice President Mike Pence, State Secretary Mike Pompeo, acting Defence Secretary Christopher Miller and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley, reportedly dissuaded Trump from an attack, voicing concerns that it might escalate “into a broader conflict in the last weeks of Mr. Trump’s presidency”.
After advisors warned Trump on the possible aftermath of a strike, they reportedly left the office believing that “a missile attack inside Iran was off the table”.
According to The NYT, the strike, if conducted, would “almost certainly” target Natanz – an Iranian nuclear plant that is generally considered to be a central facility for uranium enrichment.
The alleged Oval office meeting took place a day after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported a significant increase in the Iranian stockpile of nuclear material – 12 times larger than allowed in the nuclear accord that Trump unilaterally exited in 2018.
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