Iran Army shot an unidentified drone near the Bandar-e-Mahshahr port on the Gulf Coast on November 8. As reported by the Iranian agency, the unmanned aircraft was flying over the country's territory with domestically manufactured Mersad surface-to-air missiles. This incident also comes amidst the escalating tensions between Tehran and Washington since United States President Donald Trump had abandoned the nuclear deal of 2015 and on November 5, Iranian President announced that it will start injecting uranium at the nuclear facility.
There are nearly 1,044 machines in which the Iranian President has announced uranium to be injected that was operated empty under the nuclear deal until now. The recent announcement has also increased pressure on European nations that are still part of the accord even after the US' withdrawal to offer Iran a method to export crude oil in foreign countries. President Rouhani has also threatened earlier to further pull Iran away from the deal. If the threat is to be taken seriously, it could lead to curtailing international surveillance of its programme. However, Iran's leader has said that Iran will not tolerate any unilateral fulfilment of commitments form either side.
The resuming of the Fordow nuclear facility is, however, a step away from its 2015 nuclear deal with major world powers. In a recent statement, the United States called Iran's move a big mistake. On November 5 the US had further accused Iran of “Nuclear extortion” and representative of the US stated that Iran had no solid reason to further expand its uranium enrichment at the Fordow Plant or anywhere else. The representative further added that the US will exert maximum pressure on Iran until it does not stop its unacceptable behaviour and that included the proliferation-sensitive work.