Trump Says Iran Made ‘Big Mistake’ in Downing US Drone
The U.S. military is calling the downing an "unprovoked attack" and said it occurred over international airspace in the Strait of Hormuz.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Thursday that “Iran made a very big mistake” in shooting down a U.S. drone, increasing tensions and talk of possible open conflict in a test of wills over America’s pullout from an international nuclear agreement and its economic sanctions that are crippling Tehran’s economy. Iran and its proxies have been pushing back against the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign, raising fears that a miscalculation could trigger armed conflict.…