Iran shoots down U.S. military drone

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Iran shot down a U.S. military surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday.

This is the first time Iran has directly attacked the U.S. military, The Associated Press reports.

Iran says the U.S. Navy RQ-4A Global Hawk was flying over its territorial airspace while the U.S. says the plane was flying in international airspace.

Both countries released coordinates of where the military drone was flying during the incident, CNN reports.

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweeted a timeline of the incident. He said the U.S. aircraft took off at 00:14 and was targeted at 04:05 as it violated Iranian airspace.

A Khordad-3 medium range air defense missile was used to shoot down the American military drone, according to Iran's Tasnim News Agency.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard commander General Hossein Salami said the country had shot down the drone to send a warning to the U.S, according to CNN.

As soon as the incident took place. U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted, "Iran made a very big mistake!"

"We do not have any intention for war with any country, but we are fully ready for war," said Salami, the Associated Press reports, citing a televised press address.


RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. The U.S. surveillance drone in the sky, where it was shot down and the U.S. and the U.S. flag and Iranian flag
2. The drone in the sky and coordinates from Iran and the U.S. of where the drone was
3. The timeline of the incident
4. The missile that was used to shoot down the American drone.

VOICEOVER (in English):
" Iran shot down a U.S. military surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday."

"The Associated Press reports this is the first time Iran has directly attacked the U.S. military."

"Iran says the U.S. Navy RQ-4A Global Hawk was flying over its territorial airspace while the U.S. says the plane was flying in international airspace."

"CNN reports that both countries released coordinates of where the military drone was flying during the incident."

"Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweeted a timeline of the incident."

"He said the U.S. aircraft took off at 00:14 and was targeted at 04:05 as it violated Iranian airspace."

"According to Iran's Tasnim News Agency, a Khordad-3 medium range air defense missile was used to shoot down the American military drone. "

"Iran's Revolutionary Guard commander General Hossein Salami said the country had shot down the drone to send a warning to the U.S, according to CNN."

SOURCES: CNN, The Associated Press, The New York Times, Tasnim News Agency
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/20/middleeast/iran-drone-claim-hnk-intl/index.html
https://www.apnews.com/e4316eb989d5499c9828350de8524963
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/20/world/middleeast/iran-us-drone.html
https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2019/06/20/2036513/irgc-shoots-down-us-drone-in-iran-s-airspace