By Iran Review
Iran has vowed to take legal action against the United States at international courts for violating the Islamic Republic’s airspace over the Persian Gulf.
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said that the US ScanEagle drone, which had been captured by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) upon entering the country’s airspace over Persian Gulf waters, would be used as evidence against the United States at international courts.
“We had formally protested such actions by the US and had announced that we would defend our borders by any means possible,” Salehi said.
“We had told the Americans that according to international conventions, we would not allow them to violate our borders, but unfortunately they did not comply… Of course, we had objected to the Americans before, but they claimed they were not present in our territories. We will use this drone as evidence to pursue a legal case against the US invasion at relevant international bodies,” he added.
IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi announced that the drone had been captured over the past few days.
Iran has released footage of the captured drone, which is a long-endurance aircraft manufactured by Insitu, a subsidiary of Boeing.