Basic view of an Iran flag on January 12, 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
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Iran‘s state-run IRNA information company says the nation’s Revolutionary Guard has shot down a U.S. drone.
“No U.S. drone was working in Iranian airspace right now, ” a U.S. Central Command spokesman stated, in accordance with NBC Information.
IRNA stated Thursday the drone was hit when it entered Iranian airspace close to the Kouhmobarak district in southern Iran’s Hormozgan province.
IRNA, citing the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, recognized the drone as an RQ-Four World Hawk.
Capt. Invoice City, a U.S. Central Command spokesman, declined to remark when requested if an American drone was shot down.
Nevertheless, he informed The Related Press: “There was no drone over Iranian territory.”
The reported shootdown comes amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S. It takes root in President Donald Trump‘s choice a 12 months in the past to withdraw America from Iran’s nuclear cope with world powers.
— CNBC contributed to this report.