Iran to complain UN of countries allowing U.S. drone to fly via their territory
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 12 / Trend S.Isayev, T.Jaffarov/
Iran plans to appeal to the UN in connection with some countries' allowing the advanced RQ-170 unmanned U.S. drone to fly over their territory, Veli Ismaili, a member of the Iranian Parliament's national security and foreign folicy commission said, Iranian news channel IRINN reported.
"Iran should appeal to the UN in connection with some countries' allowing the U.S. drone to fly over their territory," Ismaili said.
The drone itself was captured by the Iranian Armed Forces on Dec. 4. It was the first loss of the kind by the U.S.
On Sunday Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said Iran will take legal action with international organizations against the US over its stealth aircraft intrusion into Iranian airspace.
The RQ-170 has special coatings and a batwing shape designed to help it penetrate other nations' air defenses undetected. The existence of the aircraft, which is made by Lockheed Martin, has been known since 2009, when a model was photographed at the main US airfield in Kandahar, Afghanistan.