Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the US on Thursday after the recent launch of an American drone and attacks on oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz to take any military action against Iran The US military action against Iran, Washington for blaming both events would constitute a "disaster for the region as a minimum" and trigger an escalation of hostilities with unpredictable consequences that would send 1,000 additional US troops to the Middle East.
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The Pentagon said the deployment includes security forces and troops for additional surveillance and intelligence gathering in the area.
The launch of the drone by a ground-to-air missile early Thursday was the latest provocation by Iran in the region that followed a controversial attack on a pair of oil tankers in the Gulf of Tehran last week – which the US accused Iran of to have.
Iran claimed the US drone was over Iranian airspace on Thursday when it was shot down.
Abbas Mousavi, a spokesman for the ministry, was quoted by the semi-official Tasnim news agency as saying that Iran could not tolerate the "illegal intrusion and intrusion of foreign flying objects into the country's skies."
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American officials, however, stated unequivocally that the incident took place in international airspace. A Russian destroyer and an American warship launched in Philippine earlier this month Sea occurred.
Morgan Cheung and the Associated Press of Fox News contributed to this report.