US may have shot down own drone in Persian Gulf, Iran says of Trump’s claim

Press TV – July 19, 2019

Iran has rejected US President Donald Trump’s claim that a US warship had shot down an Iranian Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) in the Strait of Hormuz.

“We have not lost any drone in the Strait of Hormuz nor anywhere else,” Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araqchi said in a tweet on Friday.

“I am worried that USS Boxer has shot down their own UAS by mistake!”

Later on Friday, a spokesman for the Iranian Armed Forces also rejected the US president’s claim, saying the claim is aimed at creating tension and disrupting security in the strategic waterway.

“Unlike Trump’s delusional and groundless claim, all drones belonging to the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, including the one mentioned by the US president, have returned to their bases safe and sound after carrying out their scheduled surveillance and control operations,” Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi said.

“The Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran always feel duty-bound to protect, control, and safeguard the security of the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz with full vigilance while observing international regulations,” he added.

The comments came after President Trump claimed that the USS Boxer had fired on an Iranian drone on Thursday, shooting it down in the Strait of Hormuz. The US president claimed that Iran’s drone “was immediately destroyed.”

It came almost a month after the IRGC shot down an intruding American spy drone in the country’s southern coastal province of Hormozgan.

On Thursday, Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said it had seized a foreign ship that was smuggling fuel in the Persian Gulf near the Strait of Hormuz.


Commander of the Aerospace Division of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Amir Ali Hajizadeh looks at debris from a downed US drone in Tehran on June 21, 2019. The U.S. has yet to prove any evidence to corroborate its claims that it shot down an Iranian drone. Is the U.S. simply trying to recover its standing after the downing of the Global Hawk drone? Click to enlarge

3 responses to “US may have shot down own drone in Persian Gulf, Iran says of Trump’s claim”

  1. The Iranian people are far too intelligent to the US.

  2. The boy crying wolf so often was not beleived when one did come. The Govt. of the USA has been lying to the world and its own people so much, it is difficult at best to even give them time to listen anymore. You reap what you sow.

  3. The Persian Master Duck Callers continue to lure unsuspecting sitting ducks to the Gulf of Omen.

    The IRGC Duck hunters have mastered the art of duck calling to such a high level of perfection that the invading anglo-american terrorists have been fooled into shooting down their own ducks!!!

    Chief Donald Sitting Duck, in a desperate and pathetic attempt to save face, quacked on QUACKER™ that it was an Iranian duck that was shot down in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday by the USS Hoxer. The US president claimed that Iran’s duck “was immediately destroyed.”.

    Donald Duck was obviously trying to give the exceptional Moronicans something to cheer about. The deluded Moronicans are known to be extremely proud of their military technological superiority and ability to terrorize anybody in the world into complete submission.

    Contrary to Chief Sitting Duck’s delusional and groundless claim, all ducks belonging to the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, including the one mentioned by the US Liar-in-Chief, have returned to their nests, safe and sound after carrying out their scheduled surveillance and patrol operations,” Duck Commander Razoldazl Duckatak said.

    The Citi of London Ducksters headed by the RTO (Rothschild Terrorist Organization) have been dispatching domesticated ducks to the Persian Gulf as it increases its errorist provocations as well as its media prevarications regarding Iran.

    The UK branch of the RTO has sent the HMS Daffy Duck along with the HMS Shelduck to join a flock of sitting ducks in the Persian Gulf.

    The Canadian branch of the RTO (Rothschild Terrorist Organization) has whispered that it will be sending the HMCS Harlequin, the HMCS Bufflehead and the HMCS GooseBumps to the Persian Gulf & Country Club infestivities.

    Duck Commander & Brigadier General Razoldazl Duckatak reminded the anglo-american terrorists that Iran declared Open Season on all foreign ducks! “Soon, they will be crying fowl”, he added. According to confidential horses, who asked to remain anonymous, the Iranian Duck Hunter Association has also declared open season on all foreign ducks swimming in Iranian waters or flying in Iranian airspace.

    Iranian Admiral Ayatolya Stayda Hellout declared on FARSS TV: “The Duck Stops Here!” and… “No more ducking around!” He was later rumored to say: “To hell with those mother duckers!”

    Officials say that it’s as easy as duck soup to predict that once a few sitting ducks are plucked by the IRGC Duck Hunters, the lying, zew-owned western media will go into afterburner overdrive and attempt to convince the Moronicans that the only proper response to this evil Iranian attack on those poor little innocent ducklings is to bomb the quap out of this Nasty Duck Dynasty: Iran.

    In the mean time, back in the zew infested swamps and sewers of Brainwashington and Pentagoonia, Chief Donald Sitting Duck, accompanied by a drunken cacophony of quacks, turkeys, vultures, buzzards, ostriches, and chicken hawks were heard
    singing like canaries in the coal mine:

    I want a new duck
    One that won’t try to bite
    One that won’t chew a hole in my socks
    One that won’t quack all night

    I want a new duck
    One that won’t steal my beer
    One that’s never gonna try to migrate or escape
    Or I’ll tie him up with duck tape

    I want a new duck
    One that won’t drive me crazy waddling all around
    One who’ll teach me how to swim and help me not to drown
    And show me how to get down
    How to get down baby

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