US official says US drone was shot down in international airspace above the Strait of Hormuz, not Iranian airspace, and considers this to be an unprovoked attack. https://nbcnews.to/2Xu4zbw
President Trump has been briefed on Iran shooting down a US drone, White House official says, and a meeting will be held at the White House this morning to discuss the US response, two admin. officials say - @kwelkernbc / @ckubeNBC
JUST IN: In first reaction to Iran shooting down US drone, President Trump tweets that "Iran made a very big mistake!"
Outgoing Acting Defense Sec. Shanahan and incoming Acting Defense Sec. Esper, the US Army secretary, plan to attend the White House meeting on Iran shooting down a US drone today, officials tell @NBCNews.
.@HallieJackson: "Mr. President, will you strike Iran?"
President Trump: The public "will soon find out."
Speaking alongside Canadian PM Trudeau at the White House, President Trump asserts US view that its drone was flying in international waters when it was shot down by Iran, and again says that the public "will find out" how the US responds to Iran.
Pentagon has shared this image that it says shows the location of the US drone when it was shot down.
The US has asserted that the drone was in international waters when it was hit. Iran has asserted that the drone was in Iranian waters.
Joint statement from House Republican leaders on Iran shooting down US drone: “There must be a measured response to these actions. President Trump and his national security team remain clear-eyed on the situation and what must be done in response to increased Iranian aggression.”
FAA issues emergency order prohibiting all U.S. flights in over-water area of Tehran-controlled airspace above Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman.
President Trump approved military strikes on Iranian targets like radar and missile batteries in retaliation for a strike on a U.S. drone but later backed away, The New York Times and Washington Post reported, citing multiple administration officials. https://nbcnews.to/2RrzsYN
KLM Airlines says it will not to fly over the Strait of Hormuz as "a precautionary measure" https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-reportedly-approved-airstrikes-iran-backing-down-n1020086 …
Australia's Qantas also reroutes flights away from Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-reportedly-approved-airstrikes-iran-backing-down-n1020086 …
Iran's Revolutionary Guard general claims on state TV that they warned U.S. military drone several times before shooting it down - @NBCNews https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-reportedly-approved-airstrikes-iran-backing-down-n1020086 …
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