Iran warns of stronger reaction to US drones: Cmdr.
Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:1PM
“According to the information we have, the mission of the drone was to gather intelligence and, in another sense, espionage,” Hajizadeh added.The commander noted that the drone was also gathering information on oil tankers’ traffic in the area, but Iranian fighter jets showed timely reaction. “The Islamic Republic has red lines that the Americans should understand and if such actions are repeated, they will be definitely dealt with,” he added. Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said on Friday that the Iranian military has repelled an unidentified aircraft that had entered the country’s airspace “above the territorial waters of the Islamic Republic in the Persian Gulf.” The comments followed the Pentagon's claims that two Iranian warplanes had 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. PG/SS/AZ