Headline RoundupJuly 18th, 2019

US Navy Downs Iranian Drone

Summary from the AllSides News Team

The United States Navy downed an Iranian drone near the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday morning, according to the Pentagon. President Donald Trump said Navy battleship USS Boxer destroyed the drone after it came within 1,000 yards of the ship and ignored multiple attempted radio calls. Media outlets across the political spectrum highlighted recent tensions between the US and Iran. Some also pointed out that Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif denied knowledge of any downed drones this morning at a United Nations meeting.

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