Tehran, Iran – A ScanEagle US drone was reportedly captured by Iran over the Persian Gulf on Tuesday. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the United States Navy has been quick to deny reports that the ScanEagle drone entered Iranian airspace only to be captured. According to the Islamic Republic News Agency, Iran claims that it will use this captured drone as evidence for legal action against the United States in the Hague International Court of Justice.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, in the past Iranian jets have fired upon unarmed drones. Iran claimed the US drones were in Iranian airspace and were spying on facilities related to oil transportation. Iran’s state media television claimed the captured aircraft was a ScanEagle drone designed by Boeing. A US Navy spokesman denies that any ScanEagle drones are missing.
“The U.S. Navy has fully accounted for all unmanned air vehicles operating in the Middle East region,” the spokesman for the United States Naval Forces Central Command in Bahrain said. “Our operations in the gulf are confined to internationally recognized water and airspace. We have no record that we have lost any ScanEagles recently.”
The ScanEagles are launched from ships in order to spy on other territories. The CIA and the NSA both have their own ScanEagles separate from the US Navy. Several kingdoms of the Persian Gulf also have their own ScanEagles, so it is possible Iran captured a ScanEagle not owned or operated by the US Military. But Iran still says it plans on taking the United States to the Hague International Court Of Justice.
“The ScanEagle is an evidence available to us which we will use at the international court of justice to prove US aggression,” Iran Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said.ˈ”We had already warned US officials against such practices, declaring that we will defend our borders and territory by any possible means.”
In the past the United States has denied that its Scan Eagles have been used in Iranian airspace. When Iran fired on the US ScanEagle drones they claimed they had evidence it was indeed in their airspace, but it was never shown to the international community. Do you think Iran is telling the truth about the ScanEagle drone lawsuit or just bluffing?