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Trump says U.S. warship destroyed "threatening" Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

Trump says U.S. warship destroyed
Another chapter in the tensions simmering between the U.S. and Iran.U.S. President Donald Trump has announced an incident in the Strait of Hormuz.... in which a U.S. naval vessel destroyed an Iranian drone... that was closing in on the warship.For more on this and other news from around the world, let's turn to our Hong Yoo.Yoo, tell us more about how this incident happened.The Iranian drone was destroyed because according to President Trump, it was "threatening the safety of the ship and the ship's crew".The U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Boxer took defense action against the drone when it kept getting closer despite multiple calls to stand down.The U.S. Navy perceived the move as a threat to the safety of the ship and the ship's crew and immediately destroyed the drone which was unmanned, using electronic jamming.Trump called it the latest of many provocative and hostile actions by Iran against vessels operating in international waters.Also on Thursday, Iran said its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps had seized a foreign oil tanker on Sunday that it claimed was carrying on million liters of "smuggled fuel" and 12 crew.A footage showing two smaller vessels maneuvering around a United Arab Emirates-based ship was released by Iranian state media on the same day.

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