The cyberattacks came as Trump first approved, then canceled, a more conventional military strike on several sites within Iran, saying the response would not be "proportionate" and would lead to the loss of Iranian military and civilian lives. The country scared the realm community when it announced earlier this month that it meant to amass its uranium stockpile and ramp up enrichment of low-grade uranium, violating the 2015 nuclear deal. "I look forward to the day that Sanctions come off Iran, and they become a productive and prosperous nation again". Mr Hook said the landmark agreement signed with world powers had encouraged Iran to further pursue a "violent and expansionist foreign policy".
"But I'm not looking to do that", Mr Trump told NBC News in an interview a day after he aborted a planned air strike against Iranian targets in retaliation for Tehran shooting down a U.S. drone.
Switzerland looks after USA interests in Iran.
"I think they want to negotiate".
Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) announced its air force had shot down a United States "spy" drone on Thursday morning after the unmanned aircraft violated Iranian airspace near Kuhmobarak in the southern province of Hormozgan. This included reiterating the UK's assessment that Iran nearly certainly bears responsibility for recent attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, which Iran denies. The US maintains it was shot down in worldwide airspace.
Additional details about the digital response weren't available, though private American cyber groups have said that Iranian state-sponsored hackers are targeting US organizations, adding Iran's response against the USA will likely be executed in cyberspace.
The US is expected to enact new sanctions against Iran on Monday.
Tehran is yet to react to the reports, Iran's Fars news agency said Sunday.
Trump wrote on Twitter on Saturday that he "never called the strike against Iran "BACK".
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted a map on Saturday with detailed coordinates which he said show a US drone shot down by Iran on Thursday was within the Islamic Republic's territorial waters. "As President Trump said on Friday our military is rebuilt, new and ready to go", Bolton said alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, himself a vocal critic of Iran over the years.
The US government on Saturday warned of possible Iranian cyber attacks.
Bolton is in Jerusalem to attend a trilateral meeting of top security officials from the United States, Israel and Russian Federation.
Responding to the USA administration's "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran, French Ambassador Francois Delattre told reporters: "The message of France is we're in a time where maximum pressure only makes sense with maximum diplomacy". Instead, Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force shot down the RQ-4A Global Hawk to send a message to America.
The President's decision to call off the attack is a reminder that despite the escalation in tensions between Washington and Tehran in recent weeks, there is a realisation that military action, once underway, can quickly lead to unintended consequences, including large-scale war.