Iran Shootdown of US Drone ‘New Fly in the Ointment’

Posted on June 20, 2019 6:02 pm
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Carla Babb, Steve Herman, Katherine Gypson, Ken Bredemeier contributed to this report.

WASHINGTON  — The United States and Iran edged closer to armed conflict Thursday following the downing of a U.S. Global Hawk surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz, a development U.S. President Donald Trump called a “very bad mistake.”

“This is a new fly in the ointment,” Trump said Thursday while meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House.

“This drone was in international waters, clearly. We have it all documented. It’s documented scientifically, not just words,” Trump said, telling reporters, “You’ll find out,” when asked about a potential

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