Picture launched by the U.S. Air Power, an RQ-Four World Hawk is seen on the tarmac of Al-Dhafra Air Base close to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Airman 1st Class D. Blake Browning/U.S. Air Power through AP)
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An Iranian navy official stated Monday that Tehran is able to taking pictures down extra American spy drones as tensions between the 2 international locations proceed to simmer, in accordance with a report in another country.
Rear. Adm. Hossein Khanzadi, Iran’s naval chief, stated Iran can ship one other “crushing response … and the enemy is aware of it,” in accordance with the semi-official Tasnim information company.
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Trump known as off navy strikes towards Tehran after Iranians shot down a US surveillance drone, which was valued at over $100 million.
Iran claimed that the drone was flying over its airspace on the time of the taking pictures. Washington insisted that the drone was over worldwide waters.
In an interview on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Trump stated that he didn’t suppose the potential lack of life in Iran was “proportionate to taking pictures down an unmanned drone.”
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As an alternative of a navy strike, the president famous that his administration plans to ratchet up the already hefty sanctions on Iran. Trump is ready to announce new sanctions on the nation on Monday.
Trump expressed his willingness to open talks with Iranian officers with none preconditions – saying that he doesn’t need a battle with the Islamic Republic, but when it comes right down to an armed battle it will likely be “obliteration such as you’ve by no means seen earlier than.”
The Related Press and Fox Information’ Andrew O’Reilly contributed to this report.