President Trump met with senior cabinet members last week in the Oval Office to discuss options to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities in the next few weeks. 

This discussion happened just one day after the International Atomic Energy Agency reported that Iran’s uranium stockpile at its facility in Natanz was 12 times higher than allowed under the now-scrapped Iran nuclear deal. The international nuclear watchdog also reported that Iran did not allow inspectors to enter a location where there was evidence of past nuclear activity.

However, the president’s advisors, including Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the acting Defense Secretary Christopher C. Miller, and Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, warned that a strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities could easily escalate into a broader conflict.

It is now believed that any kind of missile strike is off the table, officials told The New York Times