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Good evening I'm Brett -- the cold standoff with a Ron waged mostly on an economic battle ground.
Is quite a bit warmer tonight that's because the weapons in the latest incident.
Are real as with the target an unmanned US predator surveillance graft.
The incident was real.
Though the timing is perhaps perhaps suspect one week ago six days before the US election.
National security correspondent Jennifer Griffin is following this breaking story from the Pentagon.
At 4:50 AM on November 1 just days before the US presidential election.
Two Iranian SU 25 -- foot fighter jets like these.
Intercepted and fired twice upon an unmanned unarmed US in Q1 predator drone over the Persian gulf.
It is the first time the Iranians have ever fired on a US drone.
The shots missed on both attempts and her rants fighter pilots briefly pursued the drone which landed safely at an undisclosed location.
The incident occurred over international waters.
Approximately sixty nautical miles off the Iranian coastline -- aircraft was never been Iranian airspace.
It was always flying in and international airspace.
Do you -- internationally recognized a territorial limit is twelve nautical miles.
Off the coast.
And we never thinner than twelve nautical mile.
When asked whether the incident was an act of war the Pentagon spokesman said he would not legally label it.
Adding the State Department had protest -- through the Swiss protective powers.
Which have represented the US government into Iran since the US embassy takeover in 1979.
The United States has communicated to the Iranians -- continue to conduct surveillance flights.
Over international waters over the Arabian gulf.
Consist -- a longstanding practice and our commitment to the security of the reason.
In December a classified our Q1 seventy US sentinel drone crashed inside Iran after losing contact with its handlers.
While monitoring -- rants nuclear sites.
The Iranians recovered at --
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