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
Iran: Why We Fired at US Drone
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. (Read more Iran stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
X
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.

X