Bolton criticized trump for the failure of an attack on Iran because of possible victims
Former White house adviser for national security John Bolton in his book criticized the American leader Donald trump for the failure of an attack on Iran because of possible victims.
On Tuesday, went on sale his book "the Room where it happened: a memoir of the White house."
According to Bolton, USA after Iran shot down a us drone, considered the possibility of an attack on the three military installations of Iran, "Russian-built". "Trump was asked whether these objects the Russian and how they were expensive, and (the head of the joint chiefs of staff General) Joseph Dunford assured him that they were Russian made, but not as expensive as our drone. We discussed if there were any casualties among the Russian, that was questionable, but not unbelievable," writes Bolton.
In his opinion, it was a good answer to the actions of Tehran, however, trump decided not to strike. As Bolton argues, it was "surreal conversation" with the President, from whom he learnt that the Deputy legal adviser of the White house John Eisenberg one came into the Oval office with the number of 150 potential victims, saying about the illegality of such a disproportionate response. After that, trump says Bolton, called Dunford and reversed the shot.
"I tried to explain what an imaginary number of "victims" was absolutely a hypothetical, but trump didn't listen. At his head stood the images of 150 bags with the bodies and explain there was nothing. He gave no other justification," he recalls.
The Islamic revolutionary guard corps (part of the armed forces of Iran) in June 2019 was announced that the Iranian military shot down a us drone near the entrance to the Persian Gulf in the South of the country after it violated Iranian airspace. Later, the Central command of the armed forces of the United States said that the Iranian anti-missile system shot down a drone of the US Navy over the Strait of Hormuz, in international airspace.
Trump called the incident "a very big mistake to Iran" but later said he did not believe in the deliberate nature of this, assuming that someone made this decision in error.