Calling Trump Claim 'Delusional,' Iran Says US May Have Shot Down Its Own Drone by Mistake

Iran released drone footage on Friday that it said refutes President Donald Trump’s claim that the U.S. Navy downed an Iranian aircraft in the Strait of Hormuz.

As Reuters reported, Iranian state TV said “the drone had captured the footage and timing notations showed the drone was still filming after Washington said it had been downed.”

Trump insisted Friday that he has “no doubt” the U.S. Navy downed an Iranian drone.

According to Al Jazeera, a Trump administration official said the Pentagon may release its own video of the incident.

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Iran on Friday said President Donald Trump’s claim that the American Navy shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz is “delusional” and suggested the U.S. may have accidentally destroyed its own aircraft.

“We have not lost any drone in the Strait of Hormuz nor anywhere else,” Abbas Araghchi, Iran’s deputy foreign minister, tweeted Friday. “I am worried that USS Boxer has shot down their own [unmanned aircraft system] by mistake!”

Araghchi’s tweet comes just hours after Trump said in remarks at the White House that the U.S. Navy “immediately destroyed” an unmanned drone that flew within 1,000 yards of an American warship. CNN reported that the drone was downed with “electronic jamming.”

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