Tuesday, May 11, 2010
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran’s military warned off a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft trying to approach Iranian naval manoeuvres, Fars News Agency reported on Tuesday.
The incident involving the two old foes happened on Monday, the semi-official news agency quoted the armed forces chief as saying.
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Iran’s navy last week launched eight days of exercises in the Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, in a region crucial for global oil supplies.
“A U.S. reconnaissance aircraft which had intended to approach our operational war games left … upon the timely warning of our air defence forces,” Fars quoted army commander Ataollah Salehi as saying.
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