Trump: US ship brought down Iran drone that ignored calls to stand down

The ship was traveling through the Strait of Hormuz when the drone approached, coming within just 1,000 yards, threatening the safety of the ship's crew, he said.
1:32 | 07/18/19

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Transcript for Trump: US ship brought down Iran drone that ignored calls to stand down
President trump revealing late today that an American warship "The uss boxer" has drois a drone. Martha Raddatz has more. Reporter: The uss boxer, an amphibious assault ship was transiting through the strait of hormuz, a vital oil passageway, when the president says an Iranian drone approached the boxer, coming within just a 1,000 yards. The boxer took defense action against the drone which had closed into a very, very near distance, ignoring multiple calls to stand down and was threatening the safety of the ship and the ship's crew. Reporter: The drone was not shot down. The Marines brought it down with counterdrone jamming equipment. It was less than a month ago, that Iran shot down a far more sophisticated and expensive, U.S. Dne. And today, just before that Iranian drone was destroyed, Iranian state TV says its revolutionary guard forces seized a foreign tanker and its crew, accusing them of smuggling fuel. Martha is live in the Washington bureau. Any reaction from Iran? Reporter: David, the reaction from Iran is muted. The foreign minister says he has no information about losing a drone but said that the persian gulf is off Iran's coast, implying the U.S. Should stay out of the neighborhood.

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