President Trump has spoken out about Iran shooting down a US drone in the Gulf of Hormuz. The Daily Caller reports:
President Donald Trump told reporters Thursday “you’ll soon find out” whether the U.S. plans to strike Iran after declaring the Middle Eastern country “made a very big mistake” on Twitter earlier in the day.
U.S. officials said an Iranian missile took out a costly, unmanned drone that was flying above international waters Thursday. Iran said the Navy drone was flying over its territory.
“The US wages economic terrorism on Iran, has conducted covert action against us [and] now encroaches on our territory. We don’t seek war, but will zealously defend our skies, land [and] waters. We’ll take this new aggression to [the United Nations and] show that the US is lying about international waters,” Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif wrote on TwitterThursday morning.
Trump did not rule out talks with the country and said the drone could have been shot down as an accident or miscalculation, reported CNBC.
This recent episode in the tensions between Iran and the United States could spark a regional conflict resulting in high casualties. There is still hope for Iran to back down and avoid a catastrophic war that would destroy its economy even more than it currently is.