Tensions have flared between Iran and the US in recent weeks after a series of attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf (AP Photo/ISNA]
Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard Corps said Thursday it had shot down a US “spy drone” over its territory after it violated Iranian airspace, according to Iranian state television.
“The US-made Global Hawk surveillance drone was brought down by its Air Force” in the country’s southern coastal province of Hormozgan, the Revolutionary Guard added, according to the English-language Press TV.
State television did not provide pictures of the drone.
Captain Bill Urban, a US Central Command spokesman, declined to comment when asked if an American drone was shot down.
However, he told The Associated Press: “There was no drone over