in the vicinityVideoUS Navy drone shot down by Iranian missiles over the Strait of Hormuz
Is on the search for the wreckage of a US high-altitude drone shot down by an Iranian ground-to-air missile over the Strait of Hormuz, Lucas Tomlinson, the latest from the Pentagon.
The former Vice-President, Joe Biden, President Trump blasted Iran’s strategy as a “self-inflicted disaster” on Thursday, just hours after a U.S. Navy drone was shot down by an Iranian missile through the Strait of Hormuz.
Trying to put the blame on the Trump administration for the risk “of a military conflict,” published for the 2020 democratic presidential candidate, a statement directly aimed at the President to waive the decision of the Obama administration’s nuclear agreement with Iran.
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“President Trump Iran’s strategy is a self-inflicted disaster,” Biden said in a statement. To prevent “two of America’s vital interests in the Middle East, Iran from gaining nuclear weapons and the securing of a stable energy supply through the Strait of Hormuz. Trump is a failure in both respects.”
Biden said that Trump was the decision to scrap the Iran nuclear deal as counterproductive.
“Trump promised that the offer and the imposition of sanctions would stop Iran and its aggression in the region. But you have just said to get more aggressive,” Biden. “Trump also promised that walking away would somehow lead to a better offer, but the predictable is happening: Iran is building back its nuclear capabilities.”
“Walk away from the diplomacy, Trump, from a military conflict more likely. Another war in the Middle East is the last thing we need,” he said.
Biden added: “[W]hat we need is leadership to take strength, that strategic measures against the Iranian threat, the restoration of America’s standing in the world, recognize the value of principled diplomacy and strengthen our nation and our security work strategically with our allies.”
Biden’s comments came amid growing tensions between the US and Iran.
Early on Thursday, U.S. Central Command, said in a statement that a U.S. Navy basic features of the Maritime surveillance aircraft was shot down by an Iranian ground-to-air missile system during operation in the international air space over the Strait of Hormuz on Wednesday evening.
“Iranian reports that the plane was about Iran are wrong,” Capt. Bill Urban, a U.S. Central Command spokesman, said in a statement. “This was an unprovoked attack on a US surveillance asset in the international air space.”
The drone was not in Iranian airspace, but, about 17 miles from Iran at the time, a military source told Fox News.
A commander for the Iranian revolutionary guards, the drone was shot down over Iranian air space a “clear message” to the United States, marking the first direct Iran sends claims to Japanese-claimed attack in the midst of the stalemate.
“We have no intention of a war with any country, but we are fully ready for the war,” revolutionary guard commander Gen. Hossein Salami said in a televised address.
In addition to the drone incident, U.S. officials told Fox News that the Iranian backed army fired cruise missiles Wednesday morning in Saudi Arabia, the collision with a power plant.
The United States said Iran fired a missile on a drone last week after the attack on two oil tankers near the Gulf.
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Trump has, meanwhile, promised to not let “Iran have nuclear weapons”, as she says: he doesn’t want to be in conflict.
“I don’t want to fight. But you have situations like in Iran, you can’t let them have nuclear weapons, you can’t just let that happen,” Trump Fox News-Moderator Steve Hilton said in a recent interview.
Trump also announced to move its government to request to slap sanctions against Tehran that the new sanctions and the termination of the Iran nuclear deal “destroyed on the ground,” Iran ‘ s economy.
Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson, Travis Fedschun, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.