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  7/21/2011, Tammuz 19, 5771

US Denies Iran Shot Down Drone

U.S. officials on Thursday denied claims by Iran that it had shot down an American drone that was allegedly gathering intelligence on Iran's nuclear program. A U.S. official was quoted on the Voice of America's Persian service as saying that the U.S. was not missing any drones, so the report was incorrect.

Iran made the claim on the downed drone on Wednesday, saying that troops had shot down a drone flying over the area of the new Iranian nuclear facility in Qom.