Iran shot down an unidentified drone that “infiltrated” close to Bandar-e Mahshahr port on the Gulf coast on Friday, Iranian media reported, after the downing of a United States drone practically triggered air strikes earlier this yr.
IRIB, a state broadcaster, aired a six-second video purporting to point out the interception of the drone by an Iranian anti-missile battery.
Related models acted “in response to a violation of our airspace by a drone (that) infiltrated”, IRIBNEWS mentioned, citing Brigadier Basic Alireza Sabahi Fard, commander-in-chief of aerial defence. “The drone was shot down before it could reach sensitive sites, thanks to the great vigilance of our unified aerial defence system,” he mentioned.
In accordance with state information company IRNA, provincial governor Gholamreza Shariati mentioned the “unknown drone… (belonged) without doubt to a foreign country.”