This is a MAJOR provocation by Iran.
According to news reports, the Iranian Regime shot down a US drone early Thursday.
The regime said shooting down the drone was a clear message to the US.
Here’s the Iranian Press reporting on the incident:
— Press TV (@PressTV) June 20, 2019
President Trump met with his top national security advisors late Thursday morning moments after Iran shot down the unarmed and unmanned U.S. RQ-4A Global Hawk drone flying in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz.
In a tweet, President said,
“Iran made a very big mistake.”
Iran made a very big mistake!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 20, 2019
Soon after President Trump posted his tweet, a top Iranian commander warned the world that Iran was “ready for war.”
The Iranian Republic News Agency reported:
Shooting down of the US spy drone has a clear message and it is the fact that the defenders of this country are ready to give decisive response to any aggression, Major-General Hossein Salami said in a local ceremony.
He said that enemies have no choice but to respect Iran’s territorial integrity and interests.
Iran is not seeking war with any country but its armed forces are ready to defend the country against aggression, Salami added.
He pointed to the US offer for negotiation and noted that the enemy waged economic war against Iran in a bid to weaken the defense capability of the country.
The commander pointed to the failure of the US conspiracies against Iran and said that the Iranian nation would resist and rejects negotiation under pressure.
At the early hours of Thursday, the IRGC air force shot down an American spy drone, identified as RQ-4 Global Hawk that had violated Iranian airspace in the Kuh Mobarak region located at Hormuzgan province, south of the country, the IRGC public relations department said in a statement.
RQ-4s typically fly at high altitude to conduct reconnaissance missions.
This isn’t the first time Iran has purposely targeted an American drone.
In recent days, Iran made attempts to shoot down an MQ-9 Reaper that was surveilling the attack on one of the two tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
The US blamed Iran for the attacks but Iran has denied responsibility.
How should President Trump respond to such aggression from Iran?
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