TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s state TV has broadcast video of the purported stealth U.S. drone that Tehran says its forces downed earlier this week.
The more than two minutes of footage shows Iranian officials inspecting what state TV identifies as the high-tech RQ-170 Sentinel drone, which appeared to be intact.
The chief of aerospace division of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards, Gen. Ami Ali Hajizadeh, says an electronic ambush by Iranian forces brought down the drone.
He said Thursday the aircraft was controlled by two stations in Afghanistan and the United States via satellite.
Iranian state radio has said the unmanned aircraft was detected over the eastern town of Kashmar, some 140 miles (225 kilometers) from the border with Afghanistan.
U.S. officials have acknowledged losing the drone.