Trump: US shot down Iranian drone over Strait of Hormuz

An Iranian drone was shot down by the US military on Thursday after coming within 1,000 yards of a US Navy vessel in the Strait of Hormuz, US President Donald Trump said.

“The (USS) Boxer took defensive action against an Iranian drone which had closed into a very, very near distance, approximately 1,000 yards,” Trump said, speaking at the White House.

“The drone was immediately destroyed.”