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Originally posted by Nerdling
I think its important to remember that... this is an act of war.
Any missile fired into a foreign country is an act of war, iran isnt a country to shy away from this.
DUBAI (Reuters) - An unknown aircraft fired a missile on Wednesday in a deserted area near the southern city of Dailam in the province of Bushehr where Iran has a nuclear power plant, Iranian state television said.
"A powerful explosion was heard this morning on the outskirts of Dailam in the Bushehr province. Witnesses said that the missile was fired from an unknown plane 12 miles from the city," Iran's Arabic language Al-Alam said.
Originally posted by marg6043
Could it be that Iran fired the missile to shot down the drone?
Originally posted by DDay
I find it interesting that CNBC is claiming the news source unreliable. Why would they claim this if it didn't have any air of truth?
Originally posted by Janus
Quite possible Marg, but i suppose the invasion of sovereign airspace could still be seen as a act of War. Im surprised that the Iranians haven't responded sooner to the incursions of drone aircraft.
[edit on 16-2-2005 by Janus]
Intelligence Minister Ali Yunesi comments backed a report in The Washington Post on Sunday that quoted unnamed U.S. officials as saying the drones have been flying over Iran for nearly a year to seek evidence of nuclear weapons programs.
"U.S. spying activities over Iranian airspace have been going since a long time ago," Yunesi told reporters.
"Most of the shining objects that our people see in Iran's airspace are American spying equipment used to spy on Iran's nuclear and military facilities," the minister told reporters.
He said they would not reveal anything the United States doesn't already know.
"Our nuclear activities are open and very transparent. Our military activities are all legal," Yunesi said. He spoke while visiting a prison for dissidents under the Shah that has been turned into a museum.
The Washington Post reported the drones had been flying over Iran from U.S. military bases in Iraq (news - web sites) and were equipped with air filters to pick up traces of nuclear activity.
In December, the Iranian air force was ordered to shoot down any unknown flying objects. At the time, there were reports in Iranian newspapers that Iran had discovered spying devices in pilotless planes its air defense force had shot down.
"If any of the bright objects come close, they will definitely meet our fire and will be shot down. We possess the necessary equipment to confront them," Yunesi said.
Originally posted by shots
FOX is going to run what they have in the next segmant