Iran denies Trump's assertion that US Navy destroyed one of its drones

Topics Donald Trump | West Asia | US Navy

Iran on Friday denied US President Donald Trump’s assertion that the US Navy has destroyed one of its drones, saying all of its unmanned planes were accounted for, amid growing international concern that both sides could blunder into a war in the Gulf.

In the latest episode to test nerves around the strategic waterway, Trump said on Thursday the drone had flown to within 1,000 yards (914 metres) of the US warship Boxer in a “provocative and hostile action” and had ignored several calls to stand down. Iran dismissed.....

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