July 18, 2019 / 7:33 PM / 3 months ago

Trump says U.S. ship destroyed Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

USS Boxer (LHD-4) ship sails near a tanker in the Arabian Sea off Oman July 17, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said the USS Boxer destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday after the aircraft threatened the ship by flying to within 1,000 yards of it.

He called on other countries to condemn Iran and protect their own ships.

Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by David Alexander; Editing by Eric Beech

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