Iran repels unidentified aircraft violating its airspace: Defense min.
Fri Nov 9, 2012 4:11PM
The Iranian defense minister added, “This experience and previous incidents show that the Islamic Republic of Iran vigilantly and precisely monitors all movements [of its enemies] and takes decisive, necessary and timely actions.”Vahidi further stated that the Islamic Republic of Iran is investigating the incident and pursuing the case via relevant international channels. Earlier today, Deputy Chairman of Iranian Armed Forces Chief of Staff Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri said that the Iranian Armed Forces would “firmly” respond to any air, ground and sea aggression. The comments come a day after the Pentagon claimed that two Iranian warplanes fired at a US drone last week as it conducted a routine, but classified, surveillance mission over the Persian Gulf about 16 nautical miles off the Iranian coast. TNP/HGH/SS