May 11, 2010

TEHRAN – Iran’s military warned off a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft trying to approach Iranian naval manoeuvres, the semi-official Fars News Agency said on Tuesday.

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The incident involving the two old adversaries happened on Monday, it quoted the armed forces chief as saying.

Iran’s navy last week launched eight days of exercises in the Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, a region crucial for global oil supplies.

“A U.S. reconnaissance aircraft which had intended to approach our operational war games left … upon the timely warning of our air defence forces,” Fars quoted armed forces commander Ataollah Salehi as saying.


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