Iranian Regime Celebrates Attack on US Drone – Promises Harsher Response in Future
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The Iranian regime praised the IRGC fighter jets for the attack early this month on a US drone.
Fars News reported:
Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari praised the IRGC fighter jets which made a US aircraft leave Iranian airspace earlier this month, and stressed that similar responses will be given to any enemy aircraft violating the Iranian airspace.
“An enemy drone had entered the FIR (Flight Information Region) in the Persian Gulf, which is a no fly zone, deliberately or by mistake, and the Islamic Republic air defense systems and the IRGC fighter jets which were tasked with encountering the enemy aircraft acted upon their duty,” Jafari said, pointing to the Thursday reports that Iranian fighter jets have opened fire on a US drone over the Persian Gulf earlier this month.
“And if the incident happens ever again, a similar move will be made by Iran,” the IRGC top commander cautioned.
Pentagon claimed on Thursday that on November 1 Iranian warplanes fired at a US drone in international airspace but did not hit the aircraft.
Several Iranian officials have rejected the US allegations that the engagement had taken place in international airspace, saying the US drone had violated the Iranian airspace.
According to the timeline provided by the Pentagon, two Iranian SU-25 “Frogfoot” aircraft intercepted the American drone at about 4:50 a.m. EST (0850 GMT) as it conducted a routine, but classified, surveillance mission over Persian Gulf waters about 16 nautical miles off the Iranian coast.
The Iranian regime also promised a even harsher response in the future.