An Iranian military official mentioned Monday that Tehran is capable of shooting down more American spy drones as tensions between the two nations continue to simmer, in accordance with a report overseas.
Rear. Adm. Hossein Khanzadi, Iran’s naval chief, said Iran could deliver another “crushing response … and the enemy is aware of it,” based on the semi-official Tasnim news company.
Trump called off military strikes against Tehran after Iranians shot down a U.S. surveillance drone, which was valued at over $100 million.
Iran claimed that the drone was flying over its airspace on the time of the taking pictures. Washington insisted that the drone was over worldwide waters.
In an interview on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Trump mentioned that he didn’t suppose the potential lack of life in Iran was “proportionate to capturing down an unmanned drone.”
As an alternative of a military strike, the president noted that his administration plans to ratchet up the already hefty sanctions on Iran. Trump is ready to announce new sanctions on the country on Monday.
Trump expressed his willingness to open talks with Iranian officers without any preconditions – saying that he doesn’t need a war with the Islamic Republic, but when it comes down to an armed battle it is going to be “obliteration like you’ve never seen before.”