Iran Confirms Firing On US Drone Over Persian Gulf


Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi says the Iranian military has driven away an unidentified aircraft violating the country’s airspace.

“Last week an unidentified plane entered the airspace above the territorial waters of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Persian Gulf which, due to the timely, quick and decisive action of the Iranian Armed Forces, was forced to flee,” Vahidi said.

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Iran – United States Relations

The Iranian defense minister added, “This experience and previous incidents show that the Islamic Republic of Iran vigilantly and precisely monitors all movements [of its enemies] and takes decisive, necessary and timely actions.”

Vahidi further stated that the Islamic Republic of Iran is investigating the incident and pursuing the case via relevant international channels.

Earlier today, Deputy Chairman of Iranian Armed Forces Chief of Staff Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri said that the Iranian Armed Forces would “firmly” respond to any air, ground and sea aggression.

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