Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) released images on Friday which as it says prove the US did not shoot down one of its drones in the Strait of Hormuz. According to the IRGC, the footage shows the USS Boxer and another vessel entering the Persian Gulf.

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the warship ‘destroyed‘ an Iranian drone which threatened the vessel.

The IRGC says the images show that the drone sent its images, including those of the USS Boxer, before and after the time of the incident claimed by the US.

Tensions between Washington and Tehran have been rising after Trump ordered but then called off airstrikes against Iran following the downing of a US drone.

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