Iran shoots down American spy drone
Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has shot down an American spy drone which was flying over the central Iranian province of Qom, a lawmaker was quoted as saying. Ali Aqazadeh Dafsari, a member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Iranian Majlis (Parliament), has said that the unmanned spy plane was flying near the Fordo nuclear enrichment plant in Qom province when the IRGC's Air Defense units brought it down, Press TV reported on Wednesday.
According to the Iranian official, the American drone was on a mission to identify the location of the Fordo nuclear enrichment plant and gather information about the nuclear facility for the CIA.
Earlier on Tuesday, Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said that the country is installing a new generation of uranium enrichment centrifuges in the nuclear facilities to enhance the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.