Tehran yesterday announced a spy plane pilotless U.S. aircraft was shot down while on an Iranian nuclear facility. Washington denies this.
"An unmanned aircraft is responsible for U.S. spy in the sky city Qom, near Fordo uranium enrichment facility. It was the defense units of the Revolutionary Guards do not shoot," Youth Journalists Club , of the National Iranian TV station, quoting Ali Aghazadeh Dafsari MPs.
Mr. Ali Aghazadeh said the U.S. aircraft on missions to collect information about Fordo nuclear facilities, in the city of Qom, southwest of the capital Tehran. However, lawmakers did not disclose the exact time the plane was shot down.
Fordo nuclear facilities are built in a secret bunker inside a mountain. The existence of this facility only after Iran confirmed the Western intelligence agencies discovered it in 2009.
Iran announced the plane by U.S. unmanned spy shot came just a day after it confirmed is installing two new-generation centrifuges to enrich uranium advanced. According to the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, said Ramin Mehmanparast, this activity was tested in a large scale research facilities.
The intelligence officials and the U.S. military denies reports that the Iranian offer, and said no one any unmanned aircraft, VOA said.
This is not the first time Iran announced the downing of an unmanned aircraft. Muslim countries in January this year claimed shot down two aircraft of this type of surveillance of the West in the Gulf. U.S. Department of Defense denied this information, but also said some spy plane had crashed before because of technical problems.
Iran has long been the U.S. and other Western countries are seeking to develop nuclear weapons. Iran denies this and continues to study the enrichment of uranium for its nuclear program to serve the people.