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Middle East / US-Iran Relations / Drone Shootdown #1138535

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jun 20, 2019
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The shooting down of a US surveillance drone that was monitoring the Gulf of Oman & oil shipping routes introduced; Iran footage of the firing on the drone & US video shown. [President TRUMP - says it could be someone "loose & stupid."] What Senator Mitch McConnell & Senator Chuck Schumer said about Iran noted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Pentagon: Barbara Starr) The different accounts about the drone shot down near the Straits of Hormuz from the US & Iran resulting in dueling videos, the problems in finding drone debris. what a US response might be discussed; map shown.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Pamela Brown) Trump's downplaying of the drone event with mixed signals while Iran is saying the shootdown was not a mistake, the deliberations about the next step, what kind of advice Trump is getting with something likely happening soon discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Tehran: Fred Pletigen) What is being said in Iran about the incident, how they are saying the drone infringed on their airspace with the two views about where it was shot down, what Iran is saying about any threats from the US with a wide response if it escalates discussed; map shown.

Cooper, Anderson;
Starr, Barbara;
Brown, Pamela;
Pletigen, Fred

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