US Navy Downs Iranian Drone
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From the RightTrump says U.S. Navy destroyed 'provocative and hostile' Iranian drone that flew within 1,000 yards and ignored warnings to retreat
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,'...
From the LeftTrump says American warship destroyed Iranian drone
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. warship on Thursday destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the ship, President Donald Trump said. The incident marked a new escalation of tensions between the countries less than one month after Iran downed an American drone and Trump came close to retaliating with a military strike.
In remarks at the White House, Trump blamed Iran for a “provocative and hostile” action and said the U.S. responded in self-defense.
From the LeftTrump says U.S. Navy ship 'destroyed' Iranian drone
President Donald Trump on Thursday said that a U.S. Navy ship "destroyed" an Iranian drone over the Strait of Hormuz — the latest in a series of tense incidents between Washington and Tehran.
Trump told reporters at the White House on Thursday that the USS Boxer — a U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship — “took defensive action” against the Iranian drone that had “closed into a very, very near distance, approximately 1,000 yards” and ignored “multiple calls to stand down.”
The drone was “threatening safety of the ship and the...