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This morning -- -- new details on Iran's attempt to shoot down an unmanned US aircraft.
Last week to Russian designer -- warplanes.
Fired and missed the -- as it flew in international airspace.
Pentagon says that this will not change America's mission.
In the region.
The United States has communicated to the Iranians -- you'll 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.
Has there that statement Peter -- is live in Washington so Peter if this happened as we're now learning.
Over a week ago why -- we find out about it before the election.
Mark that the Pentagon says they kept a lid on details of this incident from November 1 when it happened until yesterday because -- -- mission.
Was classified but a spokesman also said it was a routine surveillance mission to monitor maritime shipping.
And it -- unmanned unarmed -- never flew over Iranian terror.
Our aircraft was never been.
There was always flying in and international airspace.
Indeed internationally recognized -- territorial limit his twelve nautical miles.
Off the coast.
And we never entered the twelve nautical mile one.
Monday was the first time the Iranians have ever taken shots that -- US drone.
Both times the Iranian as -- 25 frog foot fighter jets fired they missed.
And the Pentagon says afterwards the -- -- jets followed the US and Q1 predator drone for a little while before.
It was able to make it safe landing at an undisclosed location although.
My colleague Jennifer Griffin reports that some US air force pilots are skeptical of the Pentagon's account since these -- -- jets fly.
At about 515.
Miles an hour in the predator drone cruises along.
At a much slower 135.
Miles an hour so the jets would have to slow way down.
To chase the drone like depending -- access -- so many questions about this Peterson RUS authorities calling this.
An act of war.
Act of war is illegal label and the Pentagon yesterday declined to classified this incident as an act of war they also would not elaborate on any other kind of future military response but.
American concerns have been relayed.
To the Iranians through the Swiss protective power.
Which has -- intermediary between Washington and Iran since shortly after the US broke diplomatic relations with Iran.
Following the embassy takeover in 1979.
Peter thank you.
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