Gulf tensions rise as US shoots down Iranian drone

Gulf tensions rise as US shoots down Iranian droneTensions in the Gulf region mounted Thursday as US President Donald Trump said an American naval vessel shot down an Iranian drone that threatened the ship as it was entering the Strait of Hormuz. It was the first US military engagement with Iran following a series of increasingly serious incidents. The drone was “immediately destroyed,” Trump said, after it approached within 1,000 yards (914 meters) of the Boxer, Trump said.



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