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Trump Says It's Certain That US Shot Down Iranian Drone  

Updated at 2:29 p.m. July 19.U.S. President Donald Trump expressed confidence Friday that an Iranian drone was downed in the Strait of Hormuz as it approached a U.S. warship the previous day.     "No doubt about it. No. We shot it down," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office.     "There's no question that this was an Iranian drone," Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, chimed in. "The USS Boxer took it out as the president announced yesterday because it posed a threat to the ship and its crew. It was entirely the right thing to do."     Asked if he was worried about a broader clash with Iran in the strait, Trump replied he was not.     "We hope for their sake they don't do anything foolish," he said. "If they do, they will pay a price like nobody's ever paid a price."     Earlier Friday, a senior administration official told reporters the Defense Department was expected to release video evidence of the drone shootdown. Iran continued to deny the allegations."We have not lost any drone in the Strait of Hormuz nor anywhere else," Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi posted on Twitter, adding he was "worried" that the U.S. amphibious assault ship had shot down an American military drone "by mistake."We have not lost any drone in the Strait of Hormuz nor anywhere else. I am worried that USS Boxer has shot down their own UAS by mistake!— Seyed Abbas Araghchi (@araghchi) July 19, 2019"The Iranians don't have a great history with the truth," responded a senior U.S. official to the assertion from Tehran. "They have a 40-year history of provoking us." Trump told reporters gathered for a White House event Thursday that the drone came within 900 meters of the Boxer and ignored "multiple calls to stand down.""The drone was immediately destroyed," he said. "This... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Trump Says It's Certain That US Shot Down Iranian Drone  , simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Trump Says It's Certain That US Shot Down Iranian Drone  

 

 

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Published By: VOA NEWS - Friday, 19 July

 

 

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