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US blames Iran for Houthis’ downing of US drone 

US blames Iran for Houthis’ downing of US drone 
posted onAugust 22, 2019

White house says downing US drone by Houthis in Yemen is “only possible because of Iran’s lethal aid” to the group which is another example of Tehran’s efforts to escalate conflict and “threaten regional stability.”

US Central Command, CENTCOM, announced earlier today that an MQ-9 unmanned aircraft was down by Houthis, while it was operating in authorized airspace in Yemen.

"We are investigating reports of an attack by Iranian-backed Houthis forces on a U.S. unmanned aerial system (UAS) operating in authorized airspace over Yemen. We have been clear that Iran's provocative actions and support to militants and proxies, like the Iranian-backed Houthis, poses a serious threat to stability in the region and our partners,” CENTCOM said in an announcement.