Iran shoots down US drone: Live updates – CNN

We are still awaiting a response from President Donald Trump to Thursday’s attack on a US drone.

But in recent days, even as tensions have risen between Washington and Tehran, Trump has appeared to contradict some of his senior defense officials by downplaying the threat.

Days after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the administration continues to consider military options for dealing with Iran, Trump dismissed the idea in an interview with Time magazine. Asked whether he was considering military action against Tehran, the President said: “I wouldn’t say that. I can’t say that at all.”

Trump also called the attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, which his administration has blamed on Iran, as “very minor.”

Then, in an interview with Fox News, Trump was asked collectively about tensions with Iran, China and Russia. “Don’t worry about a thing,” Trump said, describing issues with those nations as being “under control.”

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