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Iran: We Have U.S. Drone

Better check to see that drone says “Made in the USA,” Iran. The Iranian state media said Tuesday that the country had captured a U.S. drone over the Persian Gulf, but the U.S. Navy quickly issued a statement saying none were actually missing. According to the state-run news agency IRNA—who cited Iranian Revolutionary Guard sources—the drone was captured as soon as it entered Iranian airspace. The Revolutionary Guard said the drone is a ScanEagle, but a U.S. Navy spokesman in Bahrain insisted “we have no record that we have lost any ScanEagles recently.” The U.S. Navy insisted they had accounted for all drones.

December 4, 2012 6:35 AM