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PoliticsTrump says public will 'find out' about U.S. response to Iran downing American drone

20:40  20 june  2019
20:40  20 june  2019 Source:   nbcnews.com

Trump, Saudi crown prince discussed Iranian 'threat': White House

Trump, Saudi crown prince discussed Iranian 'threat': White House US President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman on Friday discussed the "threat" posed by Iran, the White House said, after Washington pulled back from launching strikes against Tehran. "The two leaders discussed Saudi Arabia's critical role in ensuring stability in the Middle East and in the global oil market. They also discussed the threat posed by the Iranian regime's escalatory behavior," a White House statement said.

He said the public will " find out " about whether the U . S . intends to retaliate with a military strike. U . S . officials said earlier in the day that an Iranian missile had shot down an American drone over the Strait of Hormuz, a Trump declined to provide more specifics about a potential U . S . response .

Trump called Iran ’ s move a big mistake in remarks to reporters before a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, but kept open the possibility of talks with Trump also said the United States has documented that its drone was in international waters, not in Iranian territory, as Tehran has said .

WASHINGTONPresident Donald Trump on Thursday said the public will "find out" about a U.S. response to Iran shooting down an American military drone in the Persian Gulf that the president insisted was in international territory.

Asked at the White House about a U.S. response, Trump said, "Obviously, you know were not going to be talking too much about it," before adding, "You're going to find out."

"Iran made a very bad mistake," the president continued. "The drone was in international waters clearly. We have it documented."

This isn’t the first time U.S.-Iran feuds have involved a drone

This isn’t the first time U.S.-Iran feuds have involved a drone In 2011, a U.S. drone went down over Iran.

US President Donald Trump has not ruled out an air strike against Iran in retaliation for the shooting down of a US Navy drone . The US military insists the drone was over international waters, but Iran says this is false. The robot aircraft was shot down by an Iranian missile on Thursday morning local

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Thursday that Iran had “made a very big mistake!” hours after the Pentagon accused Tehran of downing a U . S . surveillance drone and as officials gathered at the White House to weigh the U . S . response . The president' s statement on Twitter was

Trump has invited Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., to a briefing at the White House at 3:00 p.m. Thursday on Iran, Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Jack Reed, D-R.I., and multiple congressional sources told NBC News.

Trump's comments, made at the White House during an appearance with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, came hours after Iran said it downed drone and claimed it was in Iranian air space.

Trump says public will 'find out' about U.S. response to Iran downing American drone© Evan Vucci Image: Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau While Trump said the Iranian action was "a new fly in the ointment" and a "very foolish move," he also said it might have been a "mistake."

Douglas MacKinnon: Iran decision is Trump's most 'presidential' moment (so far)

Douglas MacKinnon: Iran decision is Trump's most 'presidential' moment (so far) President Trump is not looking for his “Wag the Dog” moment to look more presidential.  In the best interest of the United States, he is trying to deescalate a highly dangerous situation which could easily spiral out of control. There is nothing more “presidential” than that.

Iran ' s Revolutionary Guard said Thursday it shot down a U . S . drone amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its Meanwhile, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Trump had been "briefed on the reports of a missile strike in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia."

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. Bill Urban, a U . S . Central Command spokesman, declined to comment when asked if an American drone was shot down .

"I have a feeling that someone under the command of that country made a big mistake," he said. "I find it hard to believe it was intentional. It could have been someone who was loose and stupid who did it."

Trump added that it would have made a "big difference" if there had been a person in the drone.

The president's earlier statement on Twitter that Iran had made a "big mistake" was the first official White House response to the downing of the drone, which occurred around 4 a.m. Thursday morning in Iran (just after 7:30 pm ET Wednesday evening).

A meeting was set at the White House for Thursday morning to discuss the U.S. response, according to two administration officials. Outgoing acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and his replacement, Mark Esper, were among those expected to attend.

At roughly the same time, House and Senate leaders and key committee chairs were scheduled to attend an Iran briefing to discuss their concerns and hear about the situation from officials, Pelosi told reporters Thursday.

Former NATO chief: Tensions with Iran highest in 30 years

Former NATO chief: Tensions with Iran highest in 30 years Former NATO Supreme Commander Adm. James Stavridis said in an interview airing Sunday that tensions between the U.S. and Iran are the highest he has ever seen. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); In an interview with AM 970's "The Answer" in New York, Stavridis compared the recent actions of Iran's government, including the downing of a U.S. spy drone, to those of North Korea's Kim Jong Un.

Early this morning Iranian air defense shot down a U . S . high attitude reconnaissance drone “It was shot down when it entered Iran ’ s airspace near the Kouhmobarak district in the south ,” the Guards’ Trump does not want to open a military conflict with Iran . But he is already waging a brutal economic

Iran has shot down a U . S . drone which the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday was flying over southern Iran , raising fears that a major military Tension between Iran and the United States has spiked since last year when President Donald Trump withdrew from a 2015 nuclear deal between

Later in the day, Pelosi planned to hold a briefing for the House Democratic caucus with Wendy Sherman, who helped negotiate the Iran nuclear agreement that Trump withdrew from, and former CIA Director John Brennan.

Pelosi said Thursday that "high-tension wires are up in the region" and cautioned against any "reckless" moves by the U.S.

"We have to be strong and strategic about how we protect our interests. We also cannot be reckless in what we do. I don't think the president wants to go to war. There's no appetite for going to war in our country," she said at her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill. "This is a dangerous neighborhood. A miscalculation on either side could provoke something that could be very bad in terms of security and our interests."

Although both nations have acknowledged that the U.S. military drone was downed, they disagreed on whether it had violated Iranian airspace: Iranian's Revolutionary Guard said it did, but U.S. officials disputed that, saying it was in international airspace.

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