Iran Fired on US Drone Over Gulf
By LOLITA C. BALDOR
-- The Pentagon says an Iranian military plane fired upon, but
did not hit, an unarmed U.S. drone aircraft a week ago in what a
spokesman said was international airspace over the Persian Gulf.
Pentagon press secretary George Little disclosed the incident
was disclosed Thursday.
Little said the drone aircraft was performing "routine
surveillance" and was about 16 miles off the Iranian coast when
an Iranian SU-25 warplane intercepted it and opened fire. He
said it was the first time an unmanned U.S. aircraft was shot at
in international airspace over the Gulf.
Little said the U.S. informed the Iranians that it would
continue to conduct such surveillance flights in international
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