Iran-US relations

Trump: US shot down Iranian drone

President Trumps says the ship 'took defensive action' in Strait of Hormuz
President Donald Trump has said the US Navy shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz.

He said the USS Boxer "took defensive action" after the drone came within about 900 meters of the vessel.

It is the latest in a series of tensions between Washington and Tehran. Last month, Iran downed a US military drone in the area.

Laura Rozen - the Washington correspondent for Al-Monitor - explains the significance of the latest incident.

(Photo: USS Boxer. Credit: Getty Images)