Iran says it shot down U.S. drone

World News

June 20, 2019 - 10:22 AM

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. drone today amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over the collapsing nuclear deal with world powers, American and Iranian officials said, though they disputed the circumstances of the incident.

The Guard said it shot down the RQ-4 Global Hawk drone over Iranian airspace, while the U.S. said the downing happened over international airspace in the Strait of Hormuz. The different accounts could not be immediately reconciled.

Later, the U.S. military’s Central Command released a statement calling the downing an “unprovoked attack.”

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