Iran's deputy FM says Tehran has not lost any drones | The Daily Star
02:08 PM, July 19, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:18 PM, July 19, 2019

Iran's deputy foreign minister says Tehran has not lost any drones

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi denied on Friday that Iran had lost a drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the United States said that a US Navy ship had "destroyed" an Iranian drone.

"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 [Unmanned Aerial System] by mistake!," Araqchi said on Twitter, referring to a US warship in the strategic waterway.

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the drone had flown to within 1,000 yards (metres) of the USS Boxer and had ignored "multiple calls to stand down" in the latest episode to stir tensions in the Gulf.

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