US carrier group in Mideast intercepts Iranian drone

The US military says it intercepted an Iranian drone “operating in an unsafe and unprofessional manner” in the Persian Gulf.

In a tweet, the US Central Command says planes from the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Air Wing, which was dispatched to the region to deter Israel’s adversaries, intercepted the drone during carrier flight operations.

“The U.S. Navy will continue to fly and sail where international law allows,” it says.

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