Trump approved strikes on Iran but cancelled at last minute: reports

Updated June 21 2019 - 7:48pm, first published 2:49pm

The United States made preparations for a military strike against Iran on Thursday night in retaliation for the downing of a US surveillance drone, but the operation was abruptly called off with just hours to go, a US official said.

Subscribe now for unlimited access.

$0/

(min cost $0)

or signup to continue reading

See subscription options

Get the latest Canberra news in your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.

We care about the protection of your data. Read our Privacy Policy.