USS Boxer Shoots Down Iranian Drone In Strait of Hormuz As Tensions Escalate
By Fox News // July 18, 2019
ABOVE VIDEO: Trump addresses Iranian drone shot down by USS Boxer.
(FOX NEWS) – A U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between the two countries, President Trump announced Thursday.
“The U.S. reserves the right to defend personnel, facilities, interests,” he said.
Trump said the USS Boxer took defensive action after the drone closed to within 1,000 yards of the warship and ignored multiple calls to stand down. The president called it the latest “hostile” action by Iran.
He also called on other countries to condemn what he described as Iran’s attempts to disrupt the freedom of navigation and global commerce in the strategic waterway in the Persian Gulf region.
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I want to apprise everyone of an incident in the Strait of Hormuz today, involving #USSBoxer, a U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship. The BOXER took defensive action against an Iranian drone…. pic.twitter.com/Zql6nAUGxF
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 18, 2019
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