June 20, 2019 / 10:09 AM / 2 months ago

Iran's IRGC says downed drone had turned off its 'tracking equipment': IRIB

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards said that a U.S. drone shot down on Thursday had turned off its identification transponder, the state broadcaster IRIB reported.

“The drone took off from a U.S. base in the southern Persian Gulf ... It had turned off all its identifying equipment in violation of aviation rules and was moving in full secrecy,” IRIB quoted a Guards statement as saying.

Tehran said earlier that the Guards had downed a U.S. drone flying over southern Iran, raising fears of military confrontation with the United States. Washington said a U.S. drone had been shot down in international airspace.

Reporting by Dubai newsroom; Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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