Iran claims to have shot down US drone in Iranian airspace
It follows raised tension between the two countries and also news that the United States was sending even more troops to the area.
The United States has blamed Iran for assaults on vessels and also cargo ships in the Gulf of Oman as well as Strait of Hormuz, a major transportation route for global oil products.
Iran’s state-run IRNA news firm has stated the nation’s Revolutionary Guard has rejected an American drone, an insurance claim denied by the United States military.
Pointing out the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, IRNA recognized the drone as an RQ-4 Global Hawk, a high-altitude, the long-endurance crewless airplane made to supply surveillance, knowledge as well as reconnaissance.
Previously this week Washington revealed it was sending out one more 1,000 troops to the Center East in reaction to what is explained as “aggressive practices” by Iranian pressures.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard left them behind when they removed an unexploded limpet mine after the attack, the authorities declare. Tehran has rejected any participation.
Officials revealed particles, and also a magnet recuperated, they claimed, from the vessel Kokuka Courageous to reporters at the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet base near Fujairah, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Navy Captain Bill Urban, a US Central Command spokesperson, rubbished the reports: “No US aircraft were operating in Iranian airspace today.”
On Wednesday the US Navy launched photos of items of mines recouped after the assaults which it stated “noticeably” look like those coming from Iran.
When it entered Iranian airspace near the Kouhmobarak area in southerly Iran’s Hormozgan province, IRNA stated the drone was hit.