Despite repeated warnings from the Pentagon, Barack Obama rejected three plans to recover or destroy the US drone that was intercepted over Iranian territory.
Con Underground was the first to report on this latest national security disaster.
Jennifer Griffin reported this yesterday on FOX News.
Obama rejected three different proposals to recover or destroy the US drone that is now in the hands of the Iranian regime.
Today the Iranian regime announced it had succeeded in copying a US drone it captured in December 2011.
Ayatollah Khamenei tweeted out a photo of the regime’s copied drone on Sunday.
استطاع متخصصو قوات الحرس في مدة لم تتجاوز السنتين تصنيع طائرة الإستطلاع RQ170 الأمريكية بأسلوب الهندسة العكسية. pic.twitter.com/9huLzMPENc
— الإمام الخامنئي (@Khamenei_irAr) May 11, 2014
Iran said on Sunday it has succeeded in copying a US drone it captured in December 2011, with state television broadcasting images apparently showing the replicated aircraft.
Tehran captured the US RQ-170 Sentinel in 2011 while it was in its airspace, apparently on a mission to spy on the country’s nuclear sites, media in the United States reported.
“Our engineers succeeded in breaking the drone’s secrets and copying them. It will soon take a test flight,” an officer said in the footage.
The broadcast showed supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s visit to an exhibition organised by the powerful Revolutionary Guards air wing about Iran’s military advances, particularly regarding ballistic missiles and drones.
Footage showed two nearly identical drones.