Iran shoots down US drone as missile strike in Saudi Arabia raises tensions

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US military denies aircraft was in Iranian airspace amid strained relations with Tehran after last week’s oil tanker attacks



Iran has shot down a US drone in the strait of Hormuz, raising already heightened tensions in the region.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday they had shot down what they called a US “spy” drone they claimed was flying in in the country’s airspace.

The US military confirmed that one of its drones had been taken down, but said it was in international airspace.

The dispute came as US president Donald Trump was briefed on the details of a separate incident: a missile strike in Saudi Arabia that appeared to come from Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Tensions in the Gulf have been heightened since 13 June, when the US accused Iran of attacking two tankers in the the Gulf of Oman with mines. The US military released footage it said showed the Iranian military removing an unexploded mine from the side of one of the tankers.

The state news agency said the downed drone was an RQ-4 Global Hawk. “It was shot down when it entered Iran’s airspace near the Kouhmobarak district in the south,” the Guards’ website added. An unnamed US official told Reuters the drone was a US Navy MQ-4C Triton.

A senior Iranian security official said on Wednesday Iran would “strongly respond” to any violation of its airspace. “Our airspace is our red line and Iran has always responded and will continue to respond strongly to any country that violates our airspace,” the semi-official Tasnim news agency quoted the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security council as saying.

White House spokeswoman, Sarah Sanders, said on Wednesday in relation to the Saudi missile strike: “We are closely monitoring the situation and continuing to consult with our partners and allies.”

Iran-aligned Houthis in Yemen, who ousted the Saudi-backed internationally recognised government in late 2014, have stepped up missile and drone attacks on Saudi cities in the past two weeks.

Last week the US military accused Iran of firing a missile at another drone that responded to the oil tanker attacks near the Gulf of Oman.

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ایران نے آبنائے ہرمز کے قریب امریکی ڈرون مارگرایا، واشنگٹن پوسٹ

تہران: امریکی اخبار واشنگٹن پوسٹ نے ایران کی جانب سے آبنائے ہرمز کے قریب امریکی ڈرون مارگرانے کا دعویٰ کیا ہے۔

امریکی اخبار واشنگٹن پوسٹ کے مطابق ایران نے آبنائے ہرمز کے قریب امریکی ڈرون مارگرایا۔ پاسداران انقلاب نے امریکی ڈرون آر کیو 4 گلوبل ہاک ایران کے صوبہ ہرمزگان کے علاقے کوہ مبارک میں گرایا۔

امریکی سینٹرل کمانڈ کے ترجمان کیپٹن بل اربن نے فی الحال اس معاملے پر کوئی بھی تبصرہ کرنے سے انکار کردیا ہے۔

واضح رہے کہ ایک ہفتے قبل بھی خلیج عمان میں امریکی ڈرون کو نشانہ بناکر میزائل حملہ کیا گیا تھا جو ناکام رہا تھا۔ تاہم تہران نے ان حملوں کی ذمہ داری لینے سے انکار کردیاتھا۔

 
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Truthstands

Senator (1k+ posts)
US-Iran Nexus ready to burn another muslim country. If you can't sell technology just drop down your plane in so called enemy territory.
 

thinking

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Although there is big or small war will going to happen soon in ME.. which behind the scene China also target by US...The question why Pakistan can't gun down drone of US...answer is simple..Pak Army can easily do that but thy avoid direct confrontation...Now wait new things from ME..Jamal khashogi murdered report will use a tool for pressure on MBS..
 

Vitamin_C

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
We are dependent on Saudi and USA. We do not have an independent foreign policy that we can take sides. Only strong countries like India, Turkey, Qatar, Russia, China can take sides. While light weights follow countries that they are dependent on.

Buls***.Pakistan has nothing to do with this.Did Iran support us against terrorist Modi?.We don't need get involved at all.
 

Scholar1

Minister (2k+ posts)
Buls***.Pakistan has nothing to do with this.Did Iran support us against terrorist Modi?.We don't need get involved at all.
IMRAn khan will always put Pakistan interest first unlike Dakus nawaz or zardari.
NO one country give any attention to india putin and other laders ignored Modi during recent meeting
 

Dilljaly

Senator (1k+ posts)
We are dependent on Saudi and USA. We do not have an independent foreign policy that we can take sides. Only strong countries like India, Turkey, Qatar, Russia, China can take sides. While light weights follow countries that they are dependent on.
Hahaha strong country and India, make toilets first because Indian are shitting everywhere
 

Aslan

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Hahaha strong country and India, make toilets first because Indian are shitting everywhere
Qatar is a tiny country,it has lots of money but it is not strong.America has a big military base in Qatar.India has a huge population but it is not a strong country.India is can not challenge big powers like US,China and Russia.Indian response to US sanctions has been very meek.India was supposed to be a friend of the Iranian mullahs but it has dumped them because of American pressure.
 

asifA1

Minister (2k+ posts)
India has just lost most favoured status que with America.
India militarily be somewhere near America in terms of numbers BUT actually falls below Pakistan in Air force to military deployment issues etc.
India was the super power for the entire region for U.S. to get some relief in assistance from alliance nation on war on terror?
But Actually india has become the Super Pokhie Power with no credibility whatsoever.
Looks like America will have to do all its fighting for itself.
Result India gets grade -F out of A+.
 
We are dependent on Saudi and USA. We do not have an independent foreign policy that we can take sides. Only strong countries like India, Turkey, Qatar, Russia, China can take sides. While light weights follow countries that they are dependent on.
In this case, do you think India will take side of either Iran or USA ?
 

Khair Andesh

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
ایرانی ملا کے ڈرامے ختم ہونے کا نام نہیں لے رہے۔حالات و واقعات بتا رہے ہیں کہ صہیونی طاقتوں نے ایران کو ایٹمی طاقت بنانے کا فیصلہ کر لیاہے، اور اب اس قسم کے ڈراموں کا مقصد ایران کو ایٹمی دھماکے کرنے کا جواز فراہم کرنا ہے۔
 
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