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Thu Jun 20, 2019, 08:20 AM

Iran Shoots Down a U.S. Drone, Escalating Tensions....But

...But Iran and the United States differed on the crucial issue of whether the aircraft had violated Iranian airspace.


Iran shot down a United States surveillance drone early Thursday, both nations said, but they differed on the crucial issue of whether the aircraft had violated Iranian airspace, in the latest escalation in tensions that have raised fears of war between the two countries.

Iranian officials said that the drone was over Iran, which the American military denied — an important distinction in determining who was at fault — and each side accused the other of being the aggressor.

Both said the downing occurred at 4:05 a.m. Iranian time on Thursday, or 7:35 p.m. on Wednesday in Washington. The drone “was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile system while operating in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz,” the United States Central Command said in a statement. “This was an unprovoked attack on a U.S. surveillance asset in international airspace.”

In the context of the recent exchange of threats between Washington and Tehran, an Iranian attack on an American aircraft — even an unmanned drone — adds another potential flash-point to the growing list of recent clashes between Iran and the United States.


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/20/world/middleeast/us-iran-drone.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

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Thu Jun 20, 2019, 08:27 AM

1. Red Don is starting crap so when he punks it her can say he saved is from war

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Thu Jun 20, 2019, 09:29 AM

2. The repubs lost both their revenge wars

so maybe they think the third time is a charm to win. It will be interesting to see if the Navy gets over confident again and blows another passenger airliner out of the sky like the Vincennes did.

It's damn pathetic I can't even trust my own government to be straight with us with that draft dodging coward at the helm.

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Thu Jun 20, 2019, 12:47 PM

4. A fucking drone

They want to go to war because their toy airplane was shot down.

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