Iran Condemns “Airspace Violation” by U.S., Warns of Consequences

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DUBAI, June 20 (Reuters) Iran‘s Foreign Ministry on Thursday condemned what it called a violation of Iranian airspace by a U.S. drone, state TV reported, warning of the consequences of such “provocative” measures.

“Any such violations of Iran‘s borders are strongly condemned … We warn of the consequences of such illegal and provocative measures,” said ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi.

Iran said on Thursday that its elite Revolutionary Guards had shot down a U.S. drone flying over southern Iran, raising fears of military confrontation with the United States. Washington said a U.S. drone had been shot down in international airspace.

(Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Kevin Liffey)