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Iran Downs U.S. Drone, Warns: ‘We Are Completely Ready for War’

The commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said on Thursday his forces shot down an American reconnaissance drone in international airspace to send a “clear, decisive, firm, and accurate message” to the United States and boasted his forces are “completely ready for war.”

In this undated photo released by Sepahnews, the website of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Gen. Hossein Salami speaks in a meeting in Tehran, Iran. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, has appointed Salami to head to the country's powerful Revolutionary Guard, just after the U.S. designated the paramilitary force a …