Iran Rejects Trump’s Claim That U.S. Destroyed One of Its Drones

Friday - 19/07/2019 10:07
Reuters / Ahmed Jadallah
Reuters / Ahmed Jadallah
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Well, someone’s got this very wrong. Iran has rejected Donald Trump’s claim that a U.S. warship has downed an Iranian drone, suggesting the American military might have accidentally shot down one of its own. Trump claimed Thursday that USS Boxer took defensive action after a drone came within 1,000 yards of the warship, saying it was “completely destroyed.” But Iran’s deputy foreign minister, Abbas Araqchi, said: “We have not lost any drone in the Strait of Hormuz nor anywhere else. I am worried that USS Boxer has shot down their own UAS [unmanned aerial system] by mistake!” Military spokesman Gen. Abolfazl Shekari reportedly added that “all Iranian drones that are in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz... have returned to their bases.”

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