At 00:14 US drone took off from UAE in stealth mode & violated Iranian airspace. It was targeted at 04:05 at the coordinates (25°59’43″N 57°02’25″E) near Kouh-e Mobarak.
We’ve retrieved sections of the US military drone in OUR territorial waters where it was shot down. pic.twitter.com/pJ34Tysmsg
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) 20 June 2019
On June 21, Iran showcased vestiges of the US RQ-4A Global Hawk spy drone, which its forces had shot down on June 20. According to the Iranian side, the drone entered Iranian airspace in Kouh-e Mobarak area, near the Strait of Hormuz. The US claims that the drone was in international airspace.
The incident triggered a new round of escalation in relations between the US and Iran. According to reprots, US President Donald Trump event threatened to order a strike on Iran.
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