Elite Revolutionary Guards of Iran have shot down a United States “spy” drone in the Southern Province of Hormozgan, said the news website of the Guards on Thursday.

Tension between the United States and Iran has risen since 2018, when the United States President Donald Trump has exited 2015 Nuclear Deal between Tehran and major power, reimposed sanctions of the nation.

IRNA, the State news agency, has carried out a similar report, identified the “spy” drone as an “RQ-4 Global Hawk.”

“It was shot down when it entered Iran’s airspace near the Kouhmobarak district in the south,” added the Iranian Guard’s’ website.

The United States accused Iran of having linked in explosive strikes on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and four oil tankers off the UAE on May 12, both located near the Strait of Hormuz, which a major channel for global oil supplies.

However, Iran has denied the charges.

RQ-4 Global Hawk is a UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System) that can fly at high around 30-hours, gathers near-real time, high-resolution picture of the large areas of land in any type of climate, informed maker Northrop Grumman in its website.

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