Drone capture heats up US-Iran war posturing
Published 05/12/2012 | 05:00
The elite Revolutionary Guard in Iran has claimed to have captured a US drone over the Gulf, highlighting tensions over Iran's uranium enrichment.
Tehran's assertion was disputed almost instantly by the US, causing the regime to release a video showing such an aircraft in front of a map of the region with the text: "We will trample the US under our feet."
The drone, a ScanEagle, is about 4ft long and can be launched by catapult from small ships for reconnaissance.
Both nations have been jostling to show strength on oil-shipping routes in the region.
(© Independent News Service)