Iran: Why We Fired at US Drone
Revolutionary Guard commander accuses US of spying
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2012 3:35 PM CST
This Nov. 8, 2011, file photo shows a Predator B unmanned aircraft landing after a mission, at the Naval Air Station, in Corpus Christi, Texas.    (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

(Newser) – Iran fired at a US drone last week because it was spying on off-shore oil tankers in Iranian airspace, according to an Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander. Amir Ali Hajizadeh told a quasi-official news agency today that the drone flew too close to Kharg Island in the Strait of Hormuz: "It was gathering economic information and intelligence on Kharg Island and oil tankers," he said. "If this is repeated, we will definitely react." The Pentagon said the drone was in international airspace when a Russian-made warplane from Iran shot at it and missed.

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Nov 12, 2012 9:37 PM CST
i would have shot at it also,BUT I WOULD HAVE HIT IT! this is just what drones are for spying with out putting a flyer in danger! killing with them is just an add on that should only be used to save troops lives in the field!
Nov 12, 2012 12:53 PM CST
Fuck you Iran. Do it again.
Nov 12, 2012 7:03 AM CST
Wait a second. Hold the phone. We need to be explained why they fired on our drone? Who needs that explanation? That's like someone smacking my wife and then wondering why I cold cocked him. Yeah we should know why. It's you're nation, your airspace and some damn spy plane was in it and you decided no fucking way! I wouldn't expect any country to do the same! I would hope my country would.