Middle-east Arab News Opinion | Asharq Al-awsat

Iran: Data decoded from CIA drone captured in 2011 - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
Select Page

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says the country’s Revolutionary Guard has decoded all of the data from an advanced CIA spy drone captured last year.

Tehran has previously said it recovered information from the RQ-170 Sentinel craft, but Monday’s announcement on state-run Press TV suggests technicians may have broken encryptions.

The broadcast quotes the Guard’s aerospace chief, Gen. Ami Ali Hajizadeh, as saying the drone had not carried out missions over nuclear facilities before it went down in December 2011 in eastern Iran near the border with Afghanistan. Press TV gave no other details on the claims of recovered data from the drone, which carries stealth technology.

The Guard also claimed last week that it captured another U.S. drone after it entered Iranian airspace over the Persian Gulf.

Asharq Al-Awsat

Asharq Al-Awsat

Asharq Al-Awsat is the world’s premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously each day on four continents in 14 cities. Launched in London in 1978, Asharq Al-Awsat has established itself as the decisive publication on pan-Arab and international affairs, offering its readers in-depth analysis and exclusive editorials, as well as the most comprehensive coverage of the entire Arab world.

More Posts

Follow Me:
FacebookGoogle PlusYouTube