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Iranian Foreign Minister Releases Detailed Maps Proving U.S. Spy Drone Violated Iran Airspace

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On June 22, Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif released several detailed maps proving that the U.S. RQ-4A Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) violated Iran airspace before being shot down by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

The new maps are in line with the first statement of the IRGC, which said that the U.S. UAV violated Iran airspace off the shores of the southern district of Kouhmobarak.

The Global Hawk reportedly took off from the strategic al-Dhafra airbase in the UAE. On June 22, Iran’s Foreign Ministry summoned the UAE envoy to voice its “strong protest” over the Arab state role in the violation.

“Offering facilities to foreign forces in order to violate Iran’s territory cannot be accepted by the Islamic Republic … Countries cannot evade responsibilities in such circumstances,” said Alireza Enayati, the director of the Iranian Foreign Ministry department for the Persian Gulf, told the UAE envoy, according to Mehr News.

The U.S. military rejected the IRGC’s claims, stressing that the RQ-4A was flying over international waters when it was brought down. However, the Iranian military showcased several remains of the downed UAV, which further solidified its story.

The downing of the RQ-4A led to unprecedented tension between the U.S. and Iran. Washington even prepared a military strike on Tehran. However, President Donald Trump aborted the attack after learning that it could lead to a high number of casualties.

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Brother Thomas

The maps are very clear. Moreover, between the US and Iran, the US has a poor record of truthfulness while one is hard pressed to remember the last time Iran attacked or invaded anyone.

Toronto Tonto

Iran funds the houti terrorists dufus .

Harry Smith

Any evidences?

Real Anti-Racist Action

They are as much terrorist as George Washington was, or Joan of Arc, or William Wallace was. Basically they are fighting against mega-Empires to defend their families.
That is basically what the term ‘terrorist’ is used for these days when spoken by large Empires. Someone that does not lay down and surrender to the Empires.

AJ

Houthis are only defending their homeland from a murderous assault by the US/Saudis which has kiiled tens of thousands & starved thousands through blockades – wake up when did the Houthis ever attack the west.

Sinbad2

A perfect example of America creating its own reality.
The Houthis defending their country from an American backed invasion are the terrorists. The invaders who cut the throats of children to boost CNN ratings are the good American guys.

Aaron Driver

The Houti are Yemeni citizens defending their country and Canada bombs them shameful who is the terrorist? Quote” The United Kingdom, and France supported the intervention, and along with Canada have supplied the Saudi military with equipment.” google it …

J Ramirez

The FUKUS coalition, France, UK, US :}

Ronald

The Saudis bomb them using UK pilots, and US Intel., but not Canada.
Canada has sold some small tanks to the Saudis however many nations have sold them equipment.
Godspeed to the Houthi, and Iran.

Ashok Varma

Not sure if you are an adult, but there is no credible evidence of any Iranian involvement in Yemen. The Saudis and UAE invaded Yemen to install a puppet regime and failed.

J Ramirez

Houthis are not terrorist, that would be Saudi Arabia and the countries arming them. Yes I mea Canada AY :}

d'Artagnan

No you silly idiot, the Houthis or Ansarallah are defending their homeland from Saudi and UAE aggression, and very successfully if I may add.

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Pia

Shlomo, any proof?
Shlomo, it is Houtis home land.
not like illegal squatters in Palestine.

occupybacon

If i had to be a pow i’d chose to be captured by houthis or iran, over any wahabbi or bin salman in person and i wish for you the same thing, next time i will wish things for your mother.

Joe Dickson

They drew it in Crayola!

Zionism = EVIL

and stuck a Khordad 3 up Americunt dumbass eh :)

Sinbad2

The truth and reality doesn’t matter, the USA creates its own reality.
If you dare to criticize what the voices in Americas head say, they kill you, it’s the American way.

Lazy Gamer

Seems like someone from the US military was baiting Iran to shoot. Didnt bite, went nearer on the return trip. lol Or someone is just plainly testing iranian capabilities and reaction.

Ashok Varma

Iran has just reaffirmed its credentials as a very mature, truthful and resolute power. US should now try the diplomatic path as a military option is not even remotely viable.

d'Artagnan

Kudos to Iran for handling the illegal US spy drone issue and successful downing with great restraint and maturity. Now perhaps some adults will bring some sense into US destructive policies and incessant warmongering for Zionists.

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Zionism = EVIL

As I had stated earlier and Janes Defence just confirmed the capability of Iranian SAM systems and completely truthful account despite pathetic Americunt lies and fantasies.

Weapons analysis- Janes Defence

Global Hawk shootdown validates Iran’s indigenous SAM capabilities

Key Points

The US has confirmed Iran’s claim it shot down a Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at a range of about 70 km

Iran credited a 3 Khordad, one of several new indigenous surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems, with the shootdown

The shooting down of a US Navy RQ-4A Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle on 20 June appears to have confirmed that Iran has developed highly capable surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems in recent years.

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) announced the incident, saying the Global Hawk was shot down near Kuh Mubarak on Iran’s Gulf of Oman coast after it entered Iranian territory without identifying
itself. It released a video purportedly showing the engagement, with a 3 Khordad self-propelled SAM system launching a missile at night.

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Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif accurately tweeted co-ordinates for the location of the UAV when it was shot down that put it inside Iranian territorial airspace over the Gulf of Oman at the entrance to the Persian Gulf.

Zionism = EVIL

Iran has very impressive radar capability.

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