US, Iran conflict hardening over attacks on 2 tanker ships

U.S. central command revealed the Iranians attempted to shoot down an American drone monitoring one of the tankers on fire.
1:32 | 06/16/19

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U.S. And Iran tonight. U.S. Military officials say Iran attempted to shoot down an American drone that was watching the attack on one of the two tankers that were attacked. The trump administration says they do not want war, but they will take any action necessary to secure those vital shipping lanes. Here's Julia Macfarlane. Reporter: Tonight, as the fallout over hostilities in the gulf continues, U.S. Central command now revealing the Iranians attempted to shoot down an American drone. It was monitoring one of the tankers on fire. It was allegedly targeted by a surface to air missile, missing it by less than a mile. This comes as the trump administration tries to build an international consensus behind this video, which the Pentagon says shows an Iranian patrol removing an unexploded mine from one of the tankers' hulls. Today, Mike Pompeo was unequivocal. This was taken from an American camera. This is the real data. We've shared it with allies the world needs to unite. Reporter: But some allies still need to be convinced. Germany's foreign minister says this does not prove Iran is responsible. The uk only announcing their own assessments. Iran continues to deny involvement, but there is more concern about access to that gulf at stake. Julia, thank you.

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