Iran Shoots Down US Drone – On Thursday, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. surveillance drone, over the Strait of Hormuz.
Iran Shoots Down US Drone:
“Iran made a very big mistake!” the President Donald Trump tweeted.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said it had shot down an “intruding American spy drone” after it entered into the country’s territory Thursday.
Revolutionary Guard, told Iranian state TV that “Iran is not seeking war with any country, but we are fully prepared to defend Iran.”
“I find it hard to believe it was intentional,” Trump said during a White House meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
“I think they made a mistake, and I’m not just talking the country made a mistake. I think that someone under the command of that country made a big mistake,” Trump said.
“Iran made a very big mistake,” President Trump said, adding that “you’ll soon find out” if the U.S. will retaliate.
Iran And US:
The administration believes Iran is targeting oil tankers in an effort to “impact the oil market” and provoke Trump over an issue that they know he cares about.
“With mines placed above the water, they knew this wasn’t going to have a lot of collateral damage,” the source said. “It’s symbolic, and it was to affect the markets, but it hasn’t had much effect.”
U.S. Central Command said the Navy Broad Area Maritime Surveillance ISR aircraft was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile system.
“Iranian reports that the aircraft was over Iran are false,” said Navy Capt. Bill Urban, spokesman for U.S. Central Command. He called the strike an “unprovoked attack on a U.S. surveillance asset.”
In recent weeks the U.S. has sent an aircraft carrier to the Mideast and deployed additional troops to join tens of thousands already in the region.
Iran made a very big mistake!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 20, 2019
US allies see rising tensions as the logical result of Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, a move that was wildly popular with his base but threatened inevitable strategic reverberations that are now beginning to unfold. The administration is now for instance demanding that Iran honor a nuclear deal which it abandoned.
Iran Releases Video of Downing RQ-4A:
Iran releases video of downing RQ-4A pic.twitter.com/wFR0FxjaXS
— Ali Vaez (@AliVaez) June 20, 2019
Trump: “I hope it was a mistake” – Iran send a msg: “It’s not” https://t.co/rmdly8Pm44
— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) June 20, 2019
The Iranians shot down an unmanned drone, the Saudis killed an American journalist. Yet we are on the edge of war w Iran while trying to sell weapons to the Saudis. https://t.co/VphixZkzE7
— Naveed Jamali (@NaveedAJamali) June 20, 2019
It’s easy for politicians to pound the table and talk about how tough they are.
But it will not be the kids of billionaires who get killed in a war with Iran. It will be working class kids.
We must work to solve this crisis with Iran diplomatically, not go to war.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) June 20, 2019