Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) declare to have shot down a US spy drone over Iranian airspace.
State media reported the navy hit a drone, which they named as a RQ-Four International Hawk, close to Kuhmobarak in Iran’s southern Hormozgan province.
The US navy has not confirmed or denied the reviews.
It comes days after the Pentagon mentioned it was deploying 1,000 additional troops to the area in response to “hostile behaviour” by Iranian forces.
Washington has accused Iran of attacking oil tankers with mines within the Gulf of Oman.
Tensions have been additional fuelled on Monday when Iran mentioned its stockpile of low-enriched uranium would subsequent week exceed limits it agreed with worldwide powers in 2015.
Iran stepped up its manufacturing in response to tightening financial sanctions from the US, who left the landmark nuclear deal final yr.
Kuhmobarak, the place Iran says it shot down the drone on Thursday, is near the Strait of Hormuz – a key route for world oil provides.
The US navy has not commented immediately on the drone declare, however a spokesman for US Central Command told the Associated Press agency that there was no US drone over Iranian territory.