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US warship destroyed Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

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A U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between the two countries, President Trump announced Thursday.
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.
Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman confirmed to Fox News in a statement: "At approximately 10 a.m. local time, the amphibious ship USS Boxer was in international waters conducting a planned inbound transit of the Strait of Hormuz. A fixed wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) approached Boxer and closed within a threatening range. The ship took defensive action against the UAS to ensure the safety of the ship and its crew."
 
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You mean this right?

“Iranian drone”
 

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Iran's response: "Just like the idea of homosexuals existing in Iran, this is all a hoax! Our drone was not shot down!"
 

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Oh boy. US says Iran captured a British ship, the UK is urgently seeking information about the ship, and Iran just claimed they did capture the ship. Not bothering with links - CNN Live Updates.

This is going to get ugly. Iran is looking for a fight. Question is why are they picking a fight with UK?
 
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Oh boy. US says Iran captured a British ship, the UK is urgently seeking information about the ship, and Iran just claimed they did capture the ship. Not bothering with links - CNN Live Updates.

This is going to get ugly. Iran is looking for a fight. Question is why are they picking a fight with UK?
Trying to create pressure to force allies to go bitching to the USA
 

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Trying to create pressure to force allies to go bitching to the USA
Interesting strategy Cotton. Let's see how that plays out for them.

But seriously, what a stupid thing to do. The European Countries were on their side when we pulled out of the treaty. This just shows how little they should be trusted, and why the treaty was stupid to begin with. And outside of maybe London, I can only imagine how this news is being reacted too. Highly doubt the people are saying they think Iran is in the right here.
 
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Oh boy. US says Iran captured a British ship, the UK is urgently seeking information about the ship, and Iran just claimed they did capture the ship. Not bothering with links - CNN Live Updates.

This is going to get ugly. Iran is looking for a fight. Question is why are they picking a fight with UK?

The incident came on a day when the authorities in Gibraltar announced they were extending the detention of an Iranian tanker, the Grace 1, seized by Britain’s Royal Marines, on suspicion of shipping oil to Syria, in violation of an EU embargo. Iran has denounced the seizure of as an act of “piracy”.
 

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The incident came on a day when the authorities in Gibraltar announced they were extending the detention of an Iranian tanker, the Grace 1, seized by Britain’s Royal Marines, on suspicion of shipping oil to Syria, in violation of an EU embargo. Iran has denounced the seizure of as an act of “piracy”.
Ok, that makes more sense. Still though, things are not looking great.
 

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Ok, that makes more sense. Still though, things are not looking great.

not at all. This is not the actions of people who want to save their Nuke deal.

they already came out and said they will up their enrichment, they are attacking ships in the straits, reports that they hid stuff from the IAEA and all the attacks on EU soil.

They have been escelating for a while now.
 

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The incident came on a day when the authorities in Gibraltar announced they were extending the detention of an Iranian tanker, the Grace 1, seized by Britain’s Royal Marines, on suspicion of shipping oil to Syria, in violation of an EU embargo. Iran has denounced the seizure of as an act of “piracy”.
Could the oil-hungry Brits please stop escalating things in the region? Just buy oil from a stable country like the USA. Thanks.
 
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“Hacked into”, sure Jan.

Well that's either Us footage Iran is somehow using or Us air detection capabilities are a joke, and Iranians for some reason use English in their drone ui. I'd say its the former. It's very easy to piggy back on somebody elses signal.
 
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