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Iran accused of using FAKE photo to ‘prove' US drone was over its territory
[Sun UK] IRAN has been accused of using a fake photo in an attempt to 'prove' a US drone was over its territory before being shot down.

When revealing Iran had shot down the drone, the country's state-run IRNA news agency released a picture of an aircraft appearing to spiral towards Earth.

It claimed the image showed a RQ-4 Global Hawk, a US military drone, being blasted out the sky over Iranian territory.

However the same photograph - albeit in a wider crop - had previously appeared in a two-year-old report of a spy drone being shot down over Yemen in 2017.

That report quoted Yemeni military sources as saying it showed an American MQ 9 drone falling to Earth near the country's capital Sanaa - and included pictures of the crashed drone burning on the ground.

It wasn't immediately clear whether Iran mistakenly shared the old image or whether it was a deliberate attempt at spreading misinformation.
False Flag!!11!!
Posted by:Frank G

#5  I think that the mullahs, as well as most of the politicians in the world, don't know how to deal with DJT.

He is so much tougher than any president in my lifetime including Reagan. Given the circumstances of the cold war that's probably not a comparison that can be made, but DJT, like RR, doesn't give a $#!t about the so called niceties.

A real breath of fresh air.
Posted by: AlanC   2019-06-20 18:50  

#4  Iran's brinkmanship is a play to reinstate the JCPOA. It comes just days ahead of the date Iran's enriched uranium stockpile will exceed the limits of the old JCPOA.

They just want Trump to drop the sanctions.
Posted by: The peanut gallery   2019-06-20 14:26  

#3  Iran did the same tanker and shootdown attempts in the late 80s. They are desperate to try to force the powers to stand down and let them make some money.

Keep the screws tight. Let the drones die and kill any fast boats targeting tankers. No need to do more than that at the moment.
Posted by: DarthVader   2019-06-20 12:07  

#2  Relax, jpal (and Herb). We are not going to war over a drone. The sanctions are working, Iranian economy is hurting, the pressure is building on the Mad Mullahs. Let them sweat.
Posted by: Abu Uluque   2019-06-20 11:56  

Posted by: jpal   2019-06-20 11:51