Iran says all its drones safely returned to base | 2019-07-19

Iran says all its drones safely returned to base

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19th July, 2019 01:40:51 printer

Iran says all its drones safely returned to base

 

An Iranian news agency is reporting that the country's armed forces say all Iranian drones in the Persian Gulf returned safely to their bases.

The report comes after President Donald Trump on Thursday said an American warship, the USS Boxer, took defensive action after an Iranian drone came within 1,000 yards of the warship and ignored multiple calls to stand down.

The semi-official Tasnim news agency quoted military spokesman Gen. Abolfazl Shekari as saying on Friday that "all Iranian drones that are in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, including the one which the U.S. president mentioned, after carrying out scheduled identification and control missions, have returned to their bases."

Gen. Shekarchi also said there have been no reports of any confrontation between the USS Boxer and an Iranian drone.

 


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