President Donald Trump says he had “the absolute right” to tweet a photo of an apparent explosion at an Iranian space centre.
Trump was asked Friday if he had released classified information by posting the photo on Twitter.
He says, “We had a photo and I released it, which I have the absolute right to do.”
Asked where he got the photo, he told reporters, “You’ll have to figure that one out yourself.” Other satellite images released Thursday appeared to show the smouldering remains of a rocket at the Imam Khomeini Space Center that was to conduct a U.S.-criticised satellite launch.
Trump says Iran was “going to set off a big missile and it didn’t work out too well. Had nothing to do with us.”
The United States of America was not involved in the catastrophic accident during final launch preparations for the Safir SLV Launch at Semnan Launch Site One in Iran. I wish Iran best wishes and good luck in determining what happened at Site One. pic.twitter.com/z0iDj2L0Y3