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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps Says It Shot Down U.S. RQ-4 Global Hawk Spy Drone

Unic Press UK: Iran media outfits are reporting that the country’s elite force, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC’s) – a branch of the Iranian Armed Forces – on Thursday morning, near the Kouh-e Mobarak region in the central district of the Jask County of Iran’s Hormozgan province, shot down a U.S. RQ-4 Global Hawk surveillance drone.

The U.S. drone was shot down at 04:05 at the coordinates (25°59’43″N 57°02’25″E) near Kouh-e Mobarak, and its parts has been recovered after it fell on Iran’s territory, says Iran’s Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif.

There’s been intense tensions between the U.S. and Iran over the years, escalating last year, May 8, 2018, when the U.S. government withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal – also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, (JCPOA) – and imposed another round of U.S. sanctions against Iran.

U.S. President Donald Trump had claimed that the JCPOA – Iran nuclear deal – remains a bad deal for the world and the United States, insisting that a new agreement is long overdue.

Washington says it’s open to a negotiation on a fresh deal, but Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif said in May 2019 that there won’t be talks, labeling the U.S. a “bully.”

 

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