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US warship destroys Iranian drone: Trump
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US warship destroys Iranian drone: Trump
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Washington, July 19 (TIWN) US President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that a US warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz.

He said the USS Boxer amphibious assault ship "took defensive action" on Thursday after the drone came within about 1,000 yards (914m) of the vessel.  Iran said it had no information about losing a drone. In June, Iran downed a US military drone in the area.  Earlier, Tehran said it had seized a "foreign tanker" and its 12 crew on Sunday for smuggling fuel in the Gulf.  Gulf crisis: Are we heading for a new tanker war? Iran-US tensions: What's going on? Why does the Strait of Hormuz matter? Iran has been blamed by the US for attacks on tankers which have happened in the world's key shipping area since May. Tehran denies all the accusations.  The recent incidents have triggered fears of a military conflict in the region.

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