Just a few weeks ago, a US drone was shot down in an area over the Strait of Hormuz after Iranians claimed it entered their air space.
Also Thursday, the U.S. demanded Iran immediately release a vessel it seized in the Gulf and a military commander in the region said that America would work "aggressively" to ensure free passage of vessels through the vital waterway.
In remarks at the White House, Trump blamed Iran for a "provocative and hostile" action and said the USA responded in self-defense.
The Pentagon said in a statement that the USS Boxer, an amphibious assault ship, had taken "defensive action" against a drone, but did not mention if the aircraft was Iranian. Trump called off a planned retaliatory airstrike at the last minute.
The US, he added, "calls on all nations to Iran's attempts to disrupt freedom of navigation and global commerce".
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The drone was threatening the safety of the ship and its crew, Trump said. "The drone was immediately destroyed", Trump said from the East Room.
Earlier today Iran admitted to illegally capturing a foreign ship carrying twelve crew members.
It's unclear what comes next, as tensions between the US and Iran remain incredibly tense.
On Thursday, the Boxer transited through the Strait of Hormuz, a strategic waterway where one fifth of the world's oil passes.
Iran claimed the USA drone violated its airspace; the Pentagon denied this.
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