Trump says US navy ship shot down Iran drone amid escalating tensions

Chris Riotta

Donald Trump said the Navy amphibious assault ship USS Boxer took down and “destroyed” an Iranian drone that was “approximately 1,000 yards” from the vessel.

Speaking at the White House on Thursday afternoon, the president called on other nations to defend against Iranian attempts “disrupt freedom of navigation and global commerce” and to “protect their ships as they go through the Strait.”

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