President Donald Trump has claimed that the US Navy has targeted and destroyed an Iranian drone in strategic trade route- Strait of Hormuz. Mr. Trump detailed that USS Boxer put down the drone within 1,000 yards as it tried to get closer the ship.
Meanwhile, the Iranian government has castoff US latest claims of hitting its drone. An officer, Abbas Araqchi suggested that USS Boxer may hit its own unmanned vehicle by mistake. A month ago, tensions between both countries soured when Iran hit the US drone which sparked anger and forced US president to order its militia to attack Iran, a decision that he took back a few minutes later.
Iran, on Sunday, also indicated that it had taken a foreign fuel-smuggling tanker and crew into its custody. It kept denied the past oil tankers attack in the Gulf. The situation has further intensified the fears of a military clash in the Gulf region.
US President explained about the recent incident in the Strait of Hormuz. He reported that a navy assault ship, USS Boxer, defended well against Iranian drone which came closer to the ship without considering warnings. The Boxer targeted the drone and destroyed it amid the security of the ship and crew. An official told that electronic jamming equipment used to bring the drone down. However, Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif discarded the claims of losing the drone.
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