July 20th, 2011
06:27 AM ET

Iran says it shoots down U.S. 'spy drone'

Iran has brought down a U.S. "spy drone" flying near its Fordo nuclear enrichment plant in Qom province, state-run media reported Wednesday.

The date of the incident has not been disclosed, and three U.S. officials said there was no indication or information that a U.S. drone was downed.

State-run Press TV reported the development, citing a Tuesday story from another website - javanonline.ir.

Ali Aqazadeh Dafsari, an Iranian lawmaker, said air defense units of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps shot down the drone, Press TV reported, citing javanonline.ir

Dafsari, who is a member of parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said that the craft was on a mission to identify the plant's location and collect information about the facility for the CIA.

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  1. leeintulsa

    First of all, all the talk about israel and war with iran is in this blog. We're not going to war with iran, and i seriously doubt israel will.

    There were nuts in the kremlin, hell, in washington. WE are the only nuts in the whole world who have ever actually used a nuke. TWO in fact. Why are we allowed to have them again? We clearly can't be trusted...

    But i digress. My first introduction to iran? They threw out our friend (granted Install) the shah, and religious nuts took over and took our embassy people and others hostage. Old men have died, but those people are still in charge. Their 'president' can't even challenge them.

    The iranian people have let this go on for what, 40 years? At least, the ones who haven't fled the country.

    Screw them. They get what they pay for.

    July 21, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bramdean

    Stuff your "economic/geo-political goals"–this is THEIR home, leave them be, what a silly interfering "adventurous", arrogant people there are out there.

    However in truth American capabilities are rather exaggerated. Americans are NOT feared or respected in the region or even in Europe. $14 billion + is a rather hilarious number for national debt, isn't it?

    Nothing was accomplished in Iraq/Afghanistan except the killing of a (once) American stooge (Saddam Hussein). "Geo-political/economic goals/interests...Don't make me laugh!

    July 22, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  3. Mohammad Farooqui

    US is creating wrong scenario like Iraq to Attack Iran. but they should remember that if you can't defeat Afghanistan than you are doing same what soviets did in 1979.

    July 26, 2011 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
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