June 25, 2019 / 9:41 AM / 5 months ago

Putin aide: downed U.S. drone was in Iranian airspace

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Russia has military intelligence that shows that a U.S. drone was in Iranian air space when it was shot down by Iran last week, Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary of Russia’s Security Council, said on Tuesday.

Speaking at a briefing for journalists in Jerusalem, Patrushev said evidence presented by the United States alleging Iran was behind attacks on ships in the Gulf of Oman was poor quality and unprofessional.

Reporting by Andrey Kuzmin; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Peter Graff

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