Iran claims to ward off American recon drone

Tehran claims an American reconnaissance drone based in Afghanistan was dissuaded from crossing into Iran after being warned off by an air defense base.

According to the report in the semi-official Fars news agency, the drone “was dissuaded from accomplishing its mission after Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base gave it a serious warning.”

There is no confirmation of any such incident from the US military.

The incident comes as leaders in Tehran have made several threatening statements recently about fending off American “aggression,” following an incident in which Iranian gunships chased an American warship. The US military said the ship was “harassed” while in international waters.

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