21 Jun 2019

Iran shoots down US drone: A deliberate provocation?

From Morning Report, 7:40 am on 21 June 2019

Iran has shot down a US surveillance drone near Saudi Arabia prompting US President Donald Trump to say on Twitter they had made a serious mistake.

However, in a press briefing soon after he said he meant he thought it had been an accident.

Dr Mehrdad Khonsari is a former Iranian diplomat; senior consultant at Centre for Iranian and Arab Studies in London.

He joins us with his analysis.