Kathmandu,July 19(Nepal Niti)- The President of the US Donald Trump has said the US Navy destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz. He said the USS Boxer amphibious assault ship took defensive action on Thursday after the drone came within about 1,000 yards of the vessel. Iran said it had no information about losing a drone.
Speaking at the White House, Mr. Trump said, I want to apprise everyone of an incident in the Strait of Hormuz today involving USS Boxer, a navy amphibious assault ship. The Boxer took defensive action against an Iranian drone which had close into a very, very near distance, approximately 1,000 yards, ignoring multiple calls to stand down and was threatening the safety of the and the ship crew. The drone was immediately destroyed.
This is the latest of many provocative and hostile actions by Iran against vessels operating in international waters. The United States reserves the right to defend its personnel, facilities, and interests.