Iran Denied the Claim Of US Navy
Iran rejected claims that one of its drones has been shot down by a U.S. warship within the Strait of Hormuz.
On Thursday, President Donald Trump said that USS Boxer, an amphibious assault ship, took down the drone after it got here within 1,000 yards of the ship.
“The drone was instantly destroyed,” Trump mentioned at a White House event, including that the drone was “the latest of many provocative and hostile actions by Iran in opposition to vessels working in international waters.”Nonetheless, Iran’s deputy foreign minister took to Twitter to disclaim that the drone belonged to Iran, even suggesting that it could have been a case of friendly fire.
Abbas Araghchi tweeted: “We have not lost any drone within the Strait of Hormuz nor anywhere else. I’m worried that USS Boxer has shot down their own UAS (unmanned aerial system) by mistake!”
Iran’s semi-official Tasnim Information Agency quoted a top Iranian general who additionally stated there were no missing drones or any reports of motion by the United States Boxer.
“Contrary to the false declare rooted in Trump’s illusions, all Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) of the Islamic Republic of Iran within the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz … have returned safely to their bases after finishing their scheduled reconnaissance and patrol missions,” Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi stated in an announcement on Friday.
Shekarchi reportedly added that Trump’s drone shooting claim was a part of an effort to raise insecurity within the Persian Gulf.
In the other rebuttal, Iranian news businesses carried a statement from Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on Friday that claimed they might soon prove Trump is wrong.
“Soon, photographs captured by the Guards drones from the U.S. warship Boxer might be published to reveal to world public opinion as lies and groundless the claim of shooting down an Iranian drone over the Strait of Hormuz,” it read.