US denies Iran shot down drone

Iranian media reported yesterday that their country’s military had shot down a US reconnaissance drone in eastern Iran, but a US official said there was no indication the aircraft had been shot down. NATO’s US-led mission in Afghanistan said the Iranian report could refer to an unarmed US spy drone that went missing last week. The incident comes as Tehran tries to contain outrage at the storming of the British embassy on Tuesday, after London announced sanctions on Iran’s central bank in connection with Iran’s nuclear enrichment programme.