Iran Fired on US Drone Over International Waters

Via Fox News:

Iran fired on an unarmed U.S. drone last week as it was hovering in  international airspace, the Pentagon announced Thursday.

Spokesman George Little said the incident occurred Nov. 1 at 4:50 a.m. ET. He  said the unarmed, unmanned drone was conducting “routine surveillance” over the  Persian Gulf when it was “intercepted” by Iran. He said the MQ1 Predator drone,  which was not hit, was not in Iranian airspace.

Little said the U.S. government has protested to the Iranians. Asked about  how the U.S. could respond, he said: “We have a wide range of options from  diplomatic to military.”

Little stressed that the drone was flying 16 nautical miles off the coast of  Kuwait in international waters, and never entered the 12-mile limit that would  constitute Iranian territory.


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