Iranian military shoots down US aircraft.... breaking news

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hmmmmmm skynews ticker reckons they shot down a us drone in eastern iran to be honest i think its more bollacks from Tehran but we see how it pans out
 
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So the Iranians are at it again, third time this year.......... Allegedly an unmanned U.S. spy plane flying over the holy city of Qom near the uranium enrichment Fordu site was shot down by the Revolutionary Guards’ air-defence units - slight problem, no wreckage!!
 
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So the Iranians are at it again, third time this year.......... Allegedly an unmanned U.S. spy plane flying over the holy city of Qom near the uranium enrichment Fordu site was shot down by the Revolutionary Guards’ air-defence units - slight problem, no wreckage!!
The Iranians are now saying the drone they shot down has minimal damage so we might get to see a pic of it?
 
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So the Iranians are at it again, third time this year.......... Allegedly an unmanned U.S. spy plane flying over the holy city of Qom near the uranium enrichment Fordu site was shot down by the Revolutionary Guards’ air-defence units - slight problem, no wreckage!!
They are what again? The US sent a drone into their territory, and the Iranians shot it down. It seems to me that it is the US that are at it again. They will insist on being provocative.

No wreckage, the news has just broken, give it time and let the details come out before making assumptions.
 
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Iranian state TV "al alam" reported that the Iranian military Declared it has downed a RQ-170 UAV, which tried to penetrate Iran's airspace through eastern borders. According to semi-Official Fars News Agency, Iranian Electronic Warfare Units managed to take control of the UAV and force it to land in iran with minor damage
 
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Iran threatens retaliation after drone shot down

Iran's military said on Sunday it had shot down a US reconnaissance drone aircraft in eastern Iran and warned it would retaliate on foreign soil for the incursion.

"Iran's military has downed an intruding RQ-170 American drone in eastern Iran," Iran's Arabic-language Al Alam state television network quoted the unnamed source as saying.
"The spy drone, which has been downed with little damage, was seized by the Iranian armed forces."
Iran shot down the drone at a time when it is trying to contain foreign reaction to the storming of the British embassy in Tehran on Tuesday, shortly after London announced that it would impose sanctions on Iran's central bank in connection with Iran's controversial nuclear enrichment programme.
Britain evacuated its diplomatic staff from Iran and expelled Iranian diplomats in London in retaliation, and several other EU members recalled their ambassadors from Tehran.
The attack dragged Iran's relations with Europe to a long-time low.
Washington and EU countries have been discussing measures to restrict Iran's oil exports since the United Nations nuclear watchdog issued a report in November with what it said was evidence that Tehran had worked on designing an atom bomb.
Iran says its nuclear programme is entirely peaceful.
Iran had already warned the West that any move to block its oil exports would more than double crude prices with devastating consequences on a fragile global economy.
"As soon as such an issue is raised seriously the oil price would soar to above $250 a barrel," Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said in a newspaper interview.
The comments come as Iran strives to contain international reaction to the storming of the British embassy last week, a move which drew immediate condemnation from around the world and may galvanise support for tougher action against Tehran.
Washington and EU countries were already discussing measures to restrict oil exports after the United Nations nuclear watchdog issued a report in November with what it said was evidence that Tehran had worked on designing an atom bomb.
Iran says its nuclear programme is entirely peaceful.
The U.S. Senate voted on Thursday to penalise foreign financial institutions that do business with Iran's central bank - which takes payment for the 2.6 million barrels Iran exports a day. The European Union is considering a ban - already in place in the United States - on Iranian oil imports.
Until recently, Iran had dismissed as ineffective mounting sanctions aimed at forcing it to halt its nuclear activities. Mehmanparast's comments admitted that the penalties had caused damage.
"No one welcomes the sanctions, we know that sanctions create obstacles, but we want to say we will overcome these obstacles," Mehmanparast told Sharq daily. "Imposing sanctions on oil and gas is among the sanctions that, if one wants to do that, the consequences should be fully considered before taking any action.
"I do not think the situation in the world and especially in the West today is prepared enough to raise such discussions."
Britain's embassy in Tehran was ransacked on Tuesday after London announced unilateral sanctions on Iran's central bank. London evacuated staff, closed the embassy and the biggest EU states withdrew their ambassadors in protests.

Iran threatens retaliation after drone shot down - Telegraph
 

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