BREAKING VIDEO: Trump Reveals U.S. Has “Destroyed” an Iranian Drone

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Per NBC News – US has “destroyed” an Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz, President Trump says; asserts that the drone ignored warnings from USS Boxer to stand down as it neared the ship.

From TheHill

President Trump on Thursday said a U.S. Navy vessel shot down an Iranian drone in a “defensive action” in the Strait of Hormuz.

Trump said the USS Boxer shot down the drone after it got within 1,000 yards, “ignoring multiple calls to stand down and was threatening the safety of the ship and the ship’s crew.”

“The drone was immediately destroyed,” Trump said. “This is the latest of many provocative and hostile actions by Iran against vessels operating in international waters.”

The incident marked the latest escalation of tensions between the two sides. Iran last month shot down a U.S. surveillance drone that it claimed was flying over Iranian airspace, which nearly prompted a retaliatory strike.