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7/18, 9:26 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US Navy shot down Iranian drone - Trump

The United States Navy shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it approached an American ship, President Donald Trump said on Thursday. The commander-in-chief claimed the vessel and its crew's safety were threatened by the unmanned aircraft.

"This is the latest of many provocative and hostile actions by Iran against vessels operating in international waters," Trump said. "The United States reserves the right to defend our personnel, facilities and interests," he added.

The announcement comes just an hour after Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tehran was ready to allow perpetual inspections of its nuclear program in case Washington permanently lifts sanctions against the country.

Breaking the News / MD