"We'll See How the Iranians Respond": Obama Asks for Return of Crashed U.S. Drone


Good thing we’ve moved on from George W. Bush’s cowboy diplomacy and become a kinder, gentler United States–a nation that asks “pretty please” when foreign despots steal its military technology.

From BBC News:

President Barack Obama has said the US government has requested that Tehran return the surveillance drone captured by Iran’s military earlier this month.

Mr Obama said he would not comment on classified intelligence matters, but confirmed: “We have asked for it back. We’ll see how the Iranians respond.”

Iranian TV broadcast pictures of the intact RQ-170 Sentinel last week.

Tehran said the aircraft was brought down using electronic warfare; Washington insisted it malfunctioned.

Earlier on Monday, Iranian state TV reported that military experts were in the final stages of recovering data from the drone.

A member of the Iranian parliament’s national security committee, Parviz Sorouri, said the information they extracted would be used to “file a lawsuit against the United States over the invasion” by the aircraft.

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