Amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), left, and fleet replenishment oiler ship USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) sail alongside amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) during a replenishment-at-sea in the Gulf of Aden on July 5, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Luke McGovern)

Iran Denies Drone Shot Down by U.S. Over Strait of Hormuz

Iran has denied that a U.S. warship in the Strait of the Hormuz shot down one of its drones, suggesting the American vessel might even have blown one of the U.S. military’s own drones out of the sky. Reacting to the shoot-down announced Thursday by President Trump and confirmed by U.S. Central Command, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi tweeted on Friday: “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 by mistake!” added Araghchi, using an acronym for unmanned aerial systems.

His boss, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is in New York for meetings at the United Nations this week, had earlier said Tehran had “no information about losing a drone.”

Read more at CBS News

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