Iran claimed Wednesday to have shot down an unmanned US spy plane which was flying over the Fordo uranium enrichment site in central Iran, near Qom.
The state TV-run Youth Journalists Club quoted lawmaker Ali Aghazadeh Dafsari as saying Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down the drone as it was conducting a surveillance flight.
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The report did not say when the incident happened.
Iran first acknowledged the existence of the Fordo site in September 2009, after Western intelligence agencies identified it. Fordo is built next to a military complex to protect it in case of an attack.
Last week, it was reported that Iran was moving its nuclear program into a mountain facility reportedly able to withstand airstrikes.
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