Trump: U.S. Shot Down Iranian Drone Threatening American Ship


President Trump has confirmed that a U.S. Navy warship shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz. Speaking from the White House, Trump says the USS Boxer, took defensive action yesterday "against an Iranian drone...ignoring multiple calls to stand down" and adding "the drone was immediately destroyed."

Of course, tensions have been running high in the Persian Gulf after Iran shot down an American drone last month and the British seized an Iranian tanker for violating terms of the Iran nuke deal. Then yesterday, Iran claimed it seized a Panamanian flagged tanker and its 12-man crew.

As for losing their drone? Iran is calling it fake news. “We have not lost any drone in the Strait of Hormuz nor anywhere else,” Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi offers via Twitter. “I am worried that USS Boxer has shot down their own UAS by mistake!” The Pentagon has confirmed the drone as Iranian and said it was brought down with electronic jamming.

Source: White House