Downed Iran’s Drone
U.S President Donald Trump had said on 19 July that the USS Boxer downed an Iranian drone.
As per him, the drone came within 1,000 yards of the U.S Navy ship and ignored “multiple calls to stand down”.
Mr. Trump Speaking at the White House, said the drone was “threatening the safety of the ship and the ship’s crew” in the Strait of Hormuz and was “immediately destroyed.”
Trump added, “This is the latest of many provocative and hostile actions by Iran against vessels operating in international waters. The United States reserves the right to defend our personnel, our facilities and interest and calls upon all nations to condemn Iran’s attempts to disrupt freedom of navigation and global commerce.”
The Pentagon had released a statement about this at that time.
Jonathan Hoffman, Chief Pentagon spokesman wrote,
“At approximately 10 a.m. local time, the amphibious ship USS Boxer was in international waters conducting a planned inbound transit of the Strait of Hormuz. A fixed wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) approached Boxer and closed within a threatening range. The ship took defensive action against the UAS to ensure the safety of the ship and its crew,”
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