Reported incident near Bandar-e Mahshahr port comes amid tensions over nuclear deal
The Iranian army shot down an unidentified foreign drone near the port of Bandar-e Mahshahr on the Gulf coast on Friday, according to reports from the country’s news agencies.
The unmanned aircraft was downed over Iranian territory with domestically manufactured Mersad surface-to-air missiles. Provincial governor Gholamreza Shariati told agencies that the drone belonged to a “foreign” country and that parts of it had been recovered in a nearby lagoon. Iranian news agencies said the drone was shot down in the country’s airspace. The US has denied that the drone was theirs.