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Iran to Build Copy of U.S. Drone

Iran is building a copy of the U.S. surveillance drone that it captured last year, according to the nation’s officials. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh claimed that Iran had hacked the drone’s controls, which allowed the Iranians to reverse-engineer it and possibly make its own copy. “The Americans should be aware to what extent we have infiltrated the plane,” Hajizadeh said. But experts think that Iran lacks the capability to reverse-engineer a drone. Sen. Joe Lieberman dismissed it as a case of “Iranian bluster” and said, “They’re on the defensive because of our economic sanctions against them.”