Trump: US warship destroys iranian drone

Added On July 20, 2019

Speaking at the White House, Trump said that USS Boxer, an amphibious assault ship of the U.S. Navy, destroyed the drone that threatened the U.S. warship by flying within 1,000 yards of it and ignored multiple warning.
Trump said the downing is a "defensive action."
However, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif later told reporters at the UN headquarters that the Iranian side had no information about losing a drone.
The incident came as Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps announced that it had seized a foreign ship "smuggling fuel" in the Gulf, and days after reports of a British tanker being harassed in the region.
Last month, a U.S. drone operating over the Strait of Hormuz was shot down by Iranian air defense system, which almost led to a U.S. military retaliation against Iran.