When Iran downed a US drone in 2011 on its territory, initially the US denied the unmanned aerial vehicle belonged to them. Some time later the Americans owned up, and promptly demanded their drone’s return.
A collection of foreign –primarily US– drones has been put on display in Tehran. The exhibition comes amid extreme tensions in the region and mounting allegations of Iranian involvement in the drone attack on Saudi oil facilities.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps released footage which it says disproves the US claim of shooting down an Iranian drone over the Strait of Hormuz, showing the video was transmitted after the alleged time it was destroyed.
US President Donald Trump’s erratic policies regarding Iran could lead to war at the slightest provocation, the UK’s American envoy has been warning his London superiors in internal memos leaked to media.
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani responded to Donald Trump’s threats on Monday following Tehran’s announcement that its stockpiles of enriched uranium have exceeded the limits set out in the 2015 nuclear deal.
Iran has confirmed that it has issued a formal complaint to the United Nations against the United States. It alleges that a drone belonging to the US military that it shot down on June 20 had trespassed in its airspace.