Iran Denies Trump Claim that US Destroyed Iranian Drone

The Iranian military said all its drones had returned safely to their bases.

Image via Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse Monford/U.S. Navy via AP

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said it can provide images that disprove President Donald Trump’s statement that a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone near the Persian Gulf after it threatened the ship. The incident marked a new escalation of tensions between the countries, less than a month after Iran downed an American drone in the same waterway and Trump came close to retaliating with a military strike. The Iranian military said all its drones…

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