US president says USS Boxer took ‘defensive action’ against unmanned aircraft amid heightened tensions between countriesThe US has said that one of its warships brought down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz, amid heightened tensions between the two countries.The incident, which Iran denied on Friday, was first revealed by Donald Trump, who said that USS Boxer took defensive action after the drone came within 1,000 yards of the warship and ignored multiple calls to stand down. Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/18/trump-us-warship-iran-drone-strait-of-hormuz
Author : Julian Borger in New York
Publish date : 2019-07-19 05:48:12
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