Drone belonged to CIA, officials say
The unmanned surveillance plane lost by the United States in Iran was a stealth aircraft being used for secret missions by the CIA, U.S. officials said Monday.
The officials said Iran's military appears to be in possession of one of the more sensitive surveillance platforms in the CIA's fleet, an aircraft that was shaped and designed to evade enemy defenses.
The mission of the downed drone remains unclear. Iran, a longtime adversary of the United States, is believed by U.S. intelligence agencies to be pursuing the development of a nuclear weapon and is also accused of providing support to anti-coalition elements in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
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"Drone belonged to CIA, officials say", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2011. Consulté le 05/03/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/drone-belonged-to-cia-officials-say