The advisers persuaded the president not to attack Iran

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Donald Trump's closest advisers managed to convince the president of the inexpediency of striking an underground plant in Iran designed to enrich uranium.

According to The New York Times, last Thursday Trump asked his advisers at a meeting if he had options for taking action against Iran's main nuclear facility in the coming weeks.

Advisers, including US Vice President Michael Pence, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and others, discouraged Trump from using force, warning that a strike on Iranian targets could easily escalate into wider conflict in the final weeks of his presidency.