Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has strongly denounced a US spy drone’s intrusion into the Iranian airspace, warning the aggressors about the consequences of such acts.
In a Thursday statement, Mousavi said aggressors are to blame for any such violations.
“While expressing our strong protest at such acts of aggression and provocative moves, we announce that we firmly warn against any aggression and illegal entry into the country’s airspace by any foreign flying object, and any aggression against the territory of the Islamic Republic of Iran and violation of its frontiers, and the entire responsibility for consequences of such actions fall upon the aggressors,” he said.
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) shot down a US spy drone in southern Iran early Thursday. The incident took place in Kooh Mobarak area of Hormozgan province. The US Central Command, however, has rejected the news, saying no American aircraft was operating in the Iranian airspace. Meanwhile, some media reports have quoted a US official as saying that a drone was downed in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz by an Iranian surface-to-air missile. He said the drone was an MQ-4C Triton.
Triton can fly for over 24 hours at a time, at altitudes higher than 10 miles, with an operational range of 82-hundred nautical miles.