Donald Trump was reported to have ordered air strikes after a US military drone was shot down. Photo: US Air Force/ AFP

China calls for calm after report Donald Trump ordered Iran strikes before changing mind

  • Beijing appeals for restraint amid mounting concern that US president aborted attack while warplanes were heading for targets
  • China repeats its appeal to avoid opening ‘Pandora’s box’ and restates commitment to Iran nuclear deal
Topic |   Iran

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Donald Trump was reported to have ordered air strikes after a US military drone was shot down. Photo: US Air Force/ AFP
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Undated US Air Force file photo of an RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft. Photo: AP

US President Donald Trump approved Iran attack after Tehran shot down American drone, but changed his mind, New York Times claims

  • Newspaper report quoted senior officials as saying plan to strike Iranian military targets was on the table, then suddenly scrapped
Topic |   Iran

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Undated US Air Force file photo of an RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft. Photo: AP
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