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Friday, November 9, 2012

Iran fired several rounds at a U.S. drone over the Gulf


A Predator drone was intercepted on November 1 in international airspace over the Gulf by two Iranian pilots fired several shots at him without actually abatirle, today said Pentagon spokesman George Little. The drone was conducting a surveillance mission "routine" about 30 miles off the Iranian coast when the two Su-25 planes intercepted him. The incident occurred at 8:50 on November 1. Iranian pilots opened fire, "at least twice" without realizing that they were going to do.The drone was not armed, the Pentagon has stated. We will continue with routine surveillance flights over international waters in the Gulf, because it is a long-established practice, and we will continue with our commitment to the security of the region, "said the spokesman. The Gulf, enclosed by the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a transit point for oil, is a strategic area for the United States, which has reinforced its military presence in the region, also problematic clashes between Iran and the U.S. because of the former's nuclear program . The incident was not made ​​public until after the election.

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