Speaking to reporters before leaving for Camp David on Saturday, Trump said additional sanctions would be moving forward against Iran, with some being implemented “slowly” and some “more rapidly.”
Asked if military action is still on the table, he said that “it’s always on the table until we get this solved.” Trump on Friday had confirmed that he authorized the military strikes against Iran in retaliation for downing a US military drone but called off the operations 10 minutes before they were to be implemented.
In response, Iran military warned the United States against the mistake of taking military actions on Iran, saying any attack would draw Tehran’s “crushing response and cost the U.S. dearly.
The US military confirmed on Thursday that an RQ-4 Global Hawk Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile system on Wednesday.
Iran, however, claimed the drone downed in the southern part of the country had crossed Iranian borders.