Trump says U.S. Navy destroyed 'provocative and hostile' Iranian drone that flew within 1,000 yards and ignored warnings to retreat

Posted on AllSides July 18th, 2019
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President Donald Trump said Thursday that the U.S. Navy has destroyed a drone controlled by Iran, calling the unmanned vehicle's approach of an American ship a 'provocative and hostile' act.

The conflict came in the Strait of Hormuz, the only shipping lane between the Persian Gulf and the open ocean. About one-fifth of the world's oil passes through it.

Trump said at the White House that the USS Boxer, a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, 'took defensive action' after the drone strayed to within 1,000 yards.

'The drone was immediately destroyed,'...

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