Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shoots down a US drone

As relations worsen between Tehran and Washington over President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from Tehran’s nuclear deal a year ago, Iran’s revolutionary guard has shot down a RQ-4 Global Hawk. The guard claims to have shot down the drone in Iranian airspace, while a US official says it occured over international airspace in the Strait of Hormuz.

Previously, the US blamed Iran for the recent attack on two oil tankers near the Gulf of Oman. Tehran has denied the allegations.

Source: Dawn