Iran

Iran Confirms its Jets Fired on U.S. Drone

Says the UAV encroached on Iranian airspace

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Iran's defence minister has confirmed a Pentagon statement that two Iranian fighter jets fired on an unarmed US Predator drone in the Gulf last week.

"Last week an anonymous plane entered the space over the territorial waters of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Persian Gulf area which, due to the timely, clever and decisive action of our armed forces, was forced to flee," Ahmad Vahidi was quoted on ISNA as saying on Friday.