Iranian Revolutionary Guard Claims They Decoded Captured CIA Drone
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WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Iran claims it has decoded a captured CIA drone.
The Associated Press reports Iran’s Revolutionary Guard announced on state-run Press TV that they have been able to access information from the drone captured near the eastern border of Afghanistan in December 2011.
“All data from the drone have been completely decoded. We know where it travelled step by step,” Gen. Ami Ali Hajizadeh, the Revolutionary Guard’s aerospace chief, said, according to the AP. “After decoding, our experts discovered that this drone had not carried out even a single nuclear mission over Iran.”
The drone Iran reportedly captured is a RQ-170 Sentinel craft, a weaponless drone produced by Lockheed Martin.
Last week, the Revolutionary Guard claimed it captured another American drone, but U.S. officials denied that a drone went missing.
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