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Middle East / US-Iran Relations / Drone Shootdown #1138520

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 20, 2019
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Washington: Martha Raddatz) The shootdown showdown over Iran shooting down a US surveillance drone that was monitoring the Gulf of Oman & oil shipping routes examined; Iran footage of the firing on the drone & US video shown; President Trump's warning tweet & that from Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif@ quoted. [Voice of Southwest Asia command Lt. Gen. Joseph GUASTELLA@- calls it an unprovided attack not in Iranian air space.] TRUMP - says they made a bad mistake & it was by someone loose & stupid.] The Iranian claims of responsibility discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(White House: Mary Bruce) The emergency meeting at the White House for a briefing on Iran featured. [Speaker of the House Nancy PELOSI, Senator John KENNEDY, Senator Lindsey GRAHAM - offer views on dealing with the Iran situation.] [TRUMP - says he won't be pushed into conflict.] [PELOSI - says we lost credibility when walking away from the nuclear deal.] A critical statement from former Vice President Joe Biden quoted. What Senator Mitch McConnell & Senator Chuck Schumer said discussed.

Muir, David;
Raddatz, Martha;
Bruce, Mary

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