Iranian company wants to send toy drone to Obama
An Iranian non-profit company says it will send numerous miniature toy drones to President Barack Obama as a present.
January 18th, 2012
04:54 AM ET

Iranian company wants to send toy drone to Obama

An Iranian non-profit company says it will honor U.S. President Barack Obama's request that Iran return a drone that crashed there last year.

But instead of the actual drone, the company says it will send miniature toy versions. A lot of them.

"We plan to send a full squadron of 12 to the White House for President Obama as a present," said Reza Kioumarsi, a spokesman for the Aaye Art Group, a Tehran-based non-profit, non-governmental company that makes novelty items.

The company is trying to determine what Obama's favorite color is before sending the drones, which are 1/80th the size of the real drone, Kioumarsi said.

In December, Obama said the United States has asked Iran to return the highly classified RQ-170 Sentinel drone.

"We've asked for it back. We'll see how the Iranians respond," Obama said at the time.

This is probably not the response Obama was seeking.

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  1. s kel

    It sure dont sound like him. Wonder if thats a troll or he is just going around in circles like a cat chasing his tail. Chopping hands where does it say that.

    January 18, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  2. hamsta

    This should finally get all these morons to understand that we CANNOT NEGOTIATE with TERRORISTS!

    January 18, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Who are the morons you were speking of, hamsta?

      January 18, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©


    January 18, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  4. jj


    January 18, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    If CNN is going to keep taking down posts that are valid instead of going after the trolls that have no prohibitive value, I am going to have to re-think my views on CNN, period.
    Rightn now, it looks as if they are keeping up th posts that fan flames, and taking off any that challenge those views.
    That's what Fox does.
    Well done, CNN.

    The trolls are almost better.

    January 18, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    I agree.
    Not to mention that I feeel that the drone has tracking technology of its own...

    January 18, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Kandi

    In total agreement with your last post banasy! TY! Im wondering the pertinance to drones, that xyz comment or someone making donuts, has? Maybe they dont *want opinions* on this blog site, or their human moderators are on lunch break!

    January 18, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy @


    January 18, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Not me.
      Trolls are running rampant again.

      January 18, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Troll

    I for one am tired of cnn deleting my posts. Someone must be on a power trip.

    January 18, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Alice

    If Joey be came potus ,his first move in the oval office would be to redecorate.Pink curtain ,pink shag carpet, and take down all the paintings and put up a bunch of Justin Bieber posters,on his first imaginary day as president.

    January 18, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Alice

    I surely would not eat anythingJIF makes.We all know how the donuts get thier holes he poked in them.

    January 18, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  12. LSD much Alice

    Go Ask Alice, When she is 10 foot tall, yep I said it, your on acid aren't you?

    January 18, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  13. non fake s kel

    banasy trolls have rights too. Now go fix your man some dinner and give him a neck rub down be a good wife for a change woman.

    January 18, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  14. s kel

    Not you? @ is not c duhhh.

    January 18, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Alice

    Shut up troll. Too much attention kicks us off the board.

    January 18, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
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