It starts: Iran fires on unarmed US drone, Obama to file lawsuit?
Iran knew something we didn't last Thursday. On Thursday morning (US time), Iran fired at a US Predator drone doing routine surveillance in international air space. Fortunately, their aim was poor
Iran fired on an unarmed U.S. drone last week as it was hovering in international airspace, the Pentagon announced Thursday.
Spokesman George Little said the incident, which marks the first time
the Iranians have fired on a U.S. drone, occurred Nov. 1 at 4:50 a.m.
ET. He said the unarmed, unmanned drone was conducting "routine
surveillance" over the Persian Gulf when it was "intercepted" by Iran.
He said the MQ1 Predator drone, which was not hit, was not in Iranian
According to Little, two Iranian jets fired twice, missing on both
attempts -- the drone headed away from the Iranian coast, landing safely
soon after at an undisclosed location. The Iranian jets pursued the
drone for a short period before giving up.
Labels: Iranian nuclear threat, Persian Gulf, Predator drones