An Iranian general on Friday said that officials sent multiple warnings to a U.S. military surveillance drone before firing off a missile to down the aircraft this week.
“Unfortunately they did not answer,” Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh said in an interview with state television, according to The Associated Press.
Hajizadeh said officials eventually shot down the drone in international airspace after it was found to be flying above the Strait of Hormuz. He also said that officials were able to collect pieces of the drone found in its territorial waters, which could reportedly be seen behind him in the interview with state television on Friday.
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