Iran claims it shot down 'Western spy planes'
January 2nd, 2011
09:11 PM ET

Iran claims it shot down 'Western spy planes'

Iran said Sunday it had shot down what it described as two Western spy planes over the Persian Gulf, according to Iranian media reports.

Brig. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, air force commander for Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps, made the comments to Payam Engelab, or Message of the Revolution, an internal Islamic Revolution Guard Corps publication, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.

He described the aircraft as a spy drone "which can take pictures," according to state-run Press TV, which cited Fars. However, he did not say when the incident occurred or give more specifics.

A U.S. military official said Sunday that the United States is not aware of missing drones in the region.

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    i hope it wasn't aliens.

    January 2, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |

    i think that they'll never be able to prove it was us, if they open them up it will say made in china.

    January 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. michaelfury

    Google: Jews did 9/11!!!

    January 2, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |


    January 2, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |

    when i get home these better be good rap songs..

    January 2, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mmmmm

    Oops! I told y'all to get the 12year old video game-geek from down the street...but nooooooooo the classified, dummy adult had to let top grade technology fall into the hands of the enemy! When will you people ever learn?!?!?!

    January 2, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |

    agreed little kids are hard to beat on video games.. my lil brother started out slow, then passed me and now i cant beat him..

    January 2, 2011 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Amir has anyne seen the latest aljazera story about us military nice

    Why didtheycall her soupie

    January 3, 2011 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  9. yeah right?!

    Shooting down a couple kite does mean they shot down drone/spy plane...I hope the Iranian AirForce buy those two Iranian kids brand new kites..

    January 3, 2011 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
  10. Fred Bartkowski

    Iran will retaliate with dead bird attacks.

    January 3, 2011 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  11. j rob

    I can't believe a 7-9 team made the playoffs, and they will play host to a 12-4 team!n

    January 3, 2011 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
  12. Nonstop Lipservice

    'US will veto Palestinian draft in UN'
    Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:47AM

    The US will most likely veto a UN Security Council draft resolution demanding a halt to all Israel settlements activities in Palestinian territories, an expert says.

    The resolution, drafted by Palestinians and Arabs, is due to come before the United Nations Security Council in January, when Bosnia takes the UN bodies rotating presidency from the United States.

    “I think it is very predictable what is going to happen, and that is despite this very fine resolution that is going to make its way again to public purview, the Israeli lobby has such a strangle hold on the American electoral process and on Capitol Hill specifically and in the American media that the United States is going to support Israel regardless of what they do or how illegal or irresponsible their conduct become,” San Antonio-based political analyst Mark Dankof told Press TV in an interview on Thursday.

    “The United States can say anything that it wants to of course about its opposition to the Israeli illegal settlements, but when push comes to shove, the United States will veto this resolution because of the power of the Israeli lobby,” Dankof added.

    Direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians, launched on September 2, broke down three weeks later after a 10-month Israeli moratorium on settlement building expired.

    Tel Aviv has refused to renew it and continues the construction in the occupied West Bank and East al-Quds.

    On December 15, the Arab League announced it would seek a Security Council resolution against Israel, ordering a total freeze to Israeli settlements.

    It also called on the United States, which has vetoed resolutions against Israel in the past, not to obstruct such a move.

    January 3, 2011 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
  13. Marklang

    we probably shot down the planes ourselves. this story is a plant.

    January 3, 2011 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      Your story is quite credible Marklang,if not probable.

      January 3, 2011 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ***dude***

    Yay, and then we wrote this article too and all of these posts are also fake....

    January 3, 2011 at 5:07 am | Report abuse |
  15. assaSInge

    it was assange who give, rather sold them tips.

    January 3, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
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