As tensions escalate between Iran and the United States over an American drone downed in the Strait of Hormuz, Iranian political and military officials have made statements demonstrating they are not interested in escalating tensions.
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) air force displayed June 21 pieces of the downed US drone it shot down in the Persian Gulf region. Iran claims the drone violated its airspace, but Washington disputes the claim. IRGC air force Cmdr. Amir Ali Hajizadeh walked around the debris displayed on the tables before giving a press conference to Iranian reporters.