Iran May Have Mistakenly Shot Down US Drone: Trump

President Donald Trump is playing down Iran’s downing of an American drone, saying that it might have been a mistake executed by someone just being “loose and stupid”.

Trump told reporters Thursday that the shoot down of the drone was a “new wrinkle” in escalating tensions between the US and Iran a “fly in the ointment” in.

He was coy about whether the US would respond, saying only that “you’ll find out.”

He said he has a feeling that it was a mistake that a “general or somebody” made a mistake in shooting that drone down.

“I would imagine it was a general or somebody that made a mistake in shooting that drone down. And fortunately, that drone was unarmed. It was not … there was no man in it and there was no… it was just it was over international waters, clearly over international waters. But we didn’t have a man or woman in the drone. We had nobody in the drone.  Would have made a big difference. Let me tell you, would have made a big, big difference,” he said.

But he added that Iran made a “big mistake” and that the US “will not stand for it.”

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