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Hojj. Sediqi: USí drone capture is most honorable event

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Dec 9, IRNA -- Tehran’s substitute Friday prayers leader Hojjatoleslam Kazem Sediqi says capturing Americans’ surveillance drone is among most honorable recent events.

Delivering his second Friday prayers sermon, Hojjatoleslam Sediqi said the US unmanned reconnaissance craft was radar deviating, equipped with all facilities. Tehran downed an RQ-170 Sentinel, the US Air Force's stealth drone on Sunday, December 4. The Iranian Army's electronic warfare unit downed with minimum damage the US RQ-170 Sentinel stealth aircraft which was flying over the Iranian city of Kashmar, some 140 miles (225km) from the Afghan border. The aircraft had crossed into Iran's airspace over the border with neighboring Afghanistan. 1420

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30702441

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