Iran Says U.S. Drone Breaches Airspace

Drone leaves after Iran's military issues warning, Tasnim news agency reports.

Parisa Hafezi
In this Jan. 31, 2010 file photo, an unmanned U.S. Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan.Credit: AP
Parisa Hafezi

REUTERS - Iran's military detected a U.S. drone entering Iranian airspace on Monday and warned it to leave, which it subsequently did, Iran's Tasnim news agency reported.

"Iran's army air defense detected and warned an American drone in the eastern airspace of the country. It was coming from Afghanistan. The drone left the area," Tasnim quoted the Iranian military as saying.

Tasnim gave no details on how the Iranian authorities had warned the unmanned drone to leave its airspace.