Iran says it refrained from shooting down U.S. plane with 35 on board - Tasnim news

By REUTERS
June 21, 2019 16:09
Iran says it refrained from shooting down U.S. plane with 35 on board - Tasnim news

Iranian TV shows purported retrieved sections of downed U.S. drone. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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LONDON - Iran refrained from shooting down a US plane with 35 people on board that was accompanying the downed drone in the Gulf, a Revolutionary Guards commander said on Friday.

Amirali Hajizadeh, head of the Revolutionary Guards aerospace division, was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency: "With the US drone in the region there was also an American P-8 plane with 35 people on board. This plane also entered our airspace and we could have shot it down, but we did not."

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