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US President Donald Trump announced that a US military vessel was sailing in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday (18 July 2019). Trump said the Iranian plane was approaching the USS Boxer less than a thousand yards, prompting the ship to carry out "defensive action" that "destroyed the plane", without giving further details..

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, meanwhile, denied that an Iranian aircraft had been shot down in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday. "We have no information about the loss of a plane today," Zarif told reporters at the United Nations ahead of a meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterich.

In the meantime, the US Navy announced that it launched a search after the disappearance of the impact of a soldier aboard the aircraft carrier "USS Abraham Lincoln" while sailing in the waters of the Arabian Sea. The fifth US Navy, based in Bahrain, said the missing sea, whose name was kept secret, had hit it Wednesday. He added that the operation launched in search of the missing soldier involved, along with the US aircraft carrier, several American and foreign parts are the American cruiser "USS LITTLE GOLF" and the Spanish frigate Mendez Nunez and the Pakistani military war "BNS origin."

The announcement of the loss of the sea on the same day that Iran announced that it is holding a "foreign oil tanker" and crew on charges of transporting a cargo "smuggled" fuels in the Gulf.

The Gulf region and the Strait of Hormuz, which constitutes a transit point for one-third of the world's crude oil transported by sea, are witnessing an escalation of tension against the backdrop of an Iranian-American confrontation.

The administration of US President Donald Trump has strengthened its military presence in the region, citing Iran's "threats" against its interests,.

The United States accuses Iran of being behind attacks and sabotage on four ships in the Strait of Hormuz in May and of two other attacks on two ships in the Sea of ​​Oman.

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