From UPI Asia
TEHRAN, July 20 (UPI) — A senior Iranian legislator is claiming that his country downed a U.S. spy drone overflying the Fordo nuclear enrichment plant in Iran’s Qom province in central Iran.
Washington is denying the allegations, Fars news agency reported Wednesday.
Ali Aqazadeh Dafsari, a member of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, stated that the interception occurred near the Fordo nuclear enrichment plant in Qom province.
Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Air Defense units fired on an unmanned aerial vehicle and allegedly brought it down.
“An unmanned U.S. spy plane flying over the holy city of Qom near the uranium enrichment Fordu site was shot down by the Revolutionary Guards’ air defense units,” Dafsari said.
Iran has provided no proof of the claim, including imagery of the downed UVA drone. Dafsari didn’t say when the incident happened.
Dafsari claimed that the UAV was on a mission to gather intelligence about the Fordo nuclear enrichment plant in Qum province for the CIA.