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PoliticsBiden calls Iran tensions ‘self-inflicted disaster’ after U.S. drone shoot-down

18:45  20 june  2019
18:45  20 june  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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TEHRAN, Iran — Iran ' s Revolutionary Guard said Thursday it shot down a U . S . drone amid heightened tensions between The reported shootdown of the RQ-4 Global Hawk comes after the U . S . military previously alleged Iran fired a missile at another drone last week that responded to the

A US military drone has been shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile while in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz, US officials say. Iran ' s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said it shot down the drone over Iranian airspace, near Kuhmobarak in the southern province of

Biden calls Iran tensions ‘self-inflicted disaster’ after U.S. drone shoot-down© Provided by Fox News Network LLC

Former Vice President Joe Biden blasted President Trump’s Iran strategy as a “self-inflicted disaster” on Thursday, just hours after a U.S. Navy drone was shot down by an Iranian missile over the Strait of Hormuz.

Seeking to put the blame on the Trump administration for the risk of "military conflict," the 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful released a statement taking direct aim at the president's decision to abandon the Obama administration’s nuclear agreement with Iran.

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Iran ’ s Revolutionary Guard said Thursday it shot down a U . S . drone amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its collapsing The reported shootdown of the RQ-4 Global Hawk comes after the U . S . military previously alleged Iran fired a missile at another drone last week

The reported shootdown comes after the U . S . military previously alleged Iran fired a missile at another drone last week. Iran ' s Revolutionary Guard said Thursday that it shot down a U . S . drone amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its collapsing nuclear deal.

“President Trump’s Iran strategy is a self-inflicted disaster,” Biden said in a statement. “Two of America’s vital interests in the Middle East are preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and securing a stable energy supply through the Strait of Hormuz. Trump is failing on both counts.”

Biden said Trump’s decision to scrap the Iran nuclear deal has been counterproductive.

“Trump promised that abandoning the deal and imposing sanctions would stop Iran’s aggression in the region. But they’ve only gotten more aggressive,” Biden said. “Trump also promised that walking away would somehow lead to a better deal — instead the predictable has happened: Iran is building back up its nuclear capability.”

“By walking away from diplomacy, Trump has made military conflict more likely. Another war in the Middle East is the last thing we need,” he said.

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TEHRAN, Iran — Iran ’ s state-run IRNA news agency says the country’ s Revolutionary Guard has shot down a U . S . drone . The reported shootdown comes amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U . S . It takes root in President Donald Trump’ s decision a year ago to withdraw America from

TEHRAN, Iran >> Iran ’ s Revolutionary Guard said today it shot down a U . S . drone amid heightened tensions between Tehran The reported shootdown of the RQ-4 Global Hawk comes after the U . S . military previously alleged Iran fired a missile at another drone last week that responded to the attack

Biden added: “[W]hat we need is presidential leadership that will take strategic action to counter the Iranian threat, restore America’s standing in the world, recognize the value of principled diplomacy, and strengthen our nation and our security by working strategically with our allies.”

Biden’s comments came amid rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran.

Biden calls Iran tensions ‘self-inflicted disaster’ after U.S. drone shoot-down© FoxNews.com The search is on for the wreckage of a U.S. high-altitude drone shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile over the Strait of Hormuz. Early Thursday, U.S. Central Command said in a statement that a U.S. Navy Broad Maritime Surveillance aircraft was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile system while operating in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz on Wednesday evening.

"Iranian reports that the aircraft was over Iran are false," Capt. Bill Urban, a U.S. Central Command spokesman, said in a statement. "This was an unprovoked attack on a U.S. surveillance asset in international airspace."

Trump officials will brief Congress on Iran as tensions escalate

Trump officials will brief Congress on Iran as tensions escalate Trump administration officials will brief congressional leaders on Thursday about Iran amid escalating tensions between Washington and Tehran. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said at her weekly press conference that officials would brief leadership and senior members of both parties and both chambers of Congress along with members of committees with jurisdiction over the issue. The briefing comes after the U.S. military said Iran shot down an American drone in international waters in an "unprovoked attack." "So, we'll learn more in that briefing as to what is happening there.

+ Iran ’ s Revolutionary Guard said Thursday it shot down a U . S . drone amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its collapsing nuclear deal. The U . S . military declined to immediately comment. Story continues below.

The reported shootdown comes amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its collapsing nuclear deal. Iran ' s Revolutionary Guard said Thursday it shot down a U . S . drone All this has raised fears that a miscalculation or further rise in tensions could push the U . S . and Iran into

The drone was not in Iranian airspace, but instead, about 17 miles from Iran at the time, a military source told Fox News.

A commander for Iran's Revolutionary Guard claimed the drone was shot down over Iranian airspace, which sends a "clear message" to the U.S., marking the first direct Iranian-claimed attack amid the standoff.

"We do not have any intention for war with any country, but we are fully ready for war," Revolutionary Guard commander Gen. Hossein Salami said in a televised address.

Besides the drone incident, U.S. officials told Fox News that Iranian-backed forces fired cruise missiles Wednesday night into Saudi Arabia, hitting a power plant.

The U.S. said Iran fired a missile at another drone last week following the attack on two oil tankers near the Gulf.

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Trump, meanwhile, has promised not to “let Iran have nuclear weapons” while saying he doesn't want conflict.

“I don’t want to fight. But you do have situations like Iran, you can’t let them have nuclear weapons — you just can’t let that happen,” Trump told Fox News host Steve Hilton in a recent interview.

Trump also touted his administration’s move to slap sanctions on Tehran, claiming that the new sanctions and ending the Iran nuclear deal “devastated” Iran’s economy.

Fox News' Lucas Tomlinson, Travis Fedschun and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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