Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has been holding drills in the Persian Gulf as diplomats grapple with the nuclear deal impasse.
The Iranian regime's history of anti-Semitism is long, starting with the Islamic Revolution of 1979.
The 680ft vessel caught fire under "mysterious circumstances" at around 2.25 a.m. local time on Wednesday, reported Tasnim News Agency.
The 20-year-old from Iran, where same-sex relationships are illegal, was reportedly killed by his half-brother and two cousins.
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has been at the forefront of Iran's alleged meddling in American elections in recent years, prompting sanctions from former President Donald Trump's administration.
Scott Modell, adjunct professor at Georgetown University, debates The American Conservative's Curt Mills.
A decades-long obsession with Iranian regime change continues to harm U.S. national interests.
The U.S. made aim to replace the regime that is the world's number one state sponsor of global jihad.
Amidst the coronavirus, the Iranian regime is only further consolidating control in its militaristic components.
Commander Amir Ali Hajizadeh revealed an operator made the decision to fire at the aircraft in 10 seconds.
At least six people have so far been killed in the unrest, which erupted last week over increases in the price of gasoline.
Wednesday's drone shoot down is the latest in a series of escalations that threaten to push Washington and Tehran into open conflict.
"The United States is a regime formed on the basis of capitalism, racial discrimination and hegemonism," Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said.
Iranian military spokesman Abolfazl Shekarchi has said the attack was carried out by groups linked to the U.S. and Israeli intelligence.
Revolutionary Guards Naval Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi claimed his military speedboats could cruise circles around U.S. warships.
Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' Quds Force, has left the shadows for the spotlight.
At least 21 people have been killed in the protests, the largest in Iran since 2009.
Iran has rallied groups across the Middle East against what it perceives to be the combined interests of ISIS, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the U.S.
Iran is looking to project its military power and establish ties abroad at a time when the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia have tried to isolate it.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said President Donald Trump has insulted the Iranian people ahead of an important national holiday.
Brigadier General Hossein Salami said Trump could not back up his threats with military force.
The Pentagon is conducting a major review as Iran announces the U.S. military has been added to a list of groups threatening regional stability.
Iran has threatened a "crushing" response to the U.S. potentially designating its elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as terrorists.