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The Iranian Revolutionary Guard shot down an American drone on Thursday.
The circumstances surrounding the situation were not immediately clear — the Revolutionary Guard said that the drone was in Iranian airspace and the U.S. said the drone was in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz.
“We do not have any intention for war with any country, but we are fully ready for war,” Revolutionary Guard commander Gen. Hossein Salami said in a televised address, according to The Associated Press.
The latest incident represents a continued escalation of tensions between Washington and Tehran, which we’ve talked about on the program previously.
The attack also comes during another inflection point in the war in Yemen, which many experts have dubbed a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
From The New York Times:
On another front in the complex regional power struggle, Saudi Arabia confirmed a claim by the Houthi faction in Yemen that the rebels had launched another in a series of aerial attacks into Saudi territory. In the war in Yemen, the Houthis, supported by Iran, are fighting a Saudi-led coalition, backed by the United States, that often blames Tehran for the actions of the Houthis.
We bring you what we know about the latest out of Iran.
- Vali Nasr Dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies; former senior Obama administration adviser; @vali_nasr
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