Middle East

Monday 28 July 2014

Drone capture heats up US-Iran war posturing

Published 05/12/2012|05:00

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The elite Revolutionary Guard in Iran has claimed to have captured a US drone over the Gulf, highlighting tensions over Iran's uranium enrichment.

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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)

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