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Iran Claims to Have Shot Down Western Spy Planes

Photo Courtesy - USAF(TEHRAN) -- Iran claims that its military has shot down two Western spy planes.  A senior officer of the country's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps said on Sunday his people shot down two planes over the Persian Gulf but he did not say when it happened.

The official also told state-run media that his forces have shot down several Western aircraft in the past, calling them advanced spy planes that can take pictures, flown by Iran's "enemies."  That could be a reference to the United States, which has, along with the United Nations and other countries, imposed sanctions on Iran for its nuclear activities.

Iran insists its nuclear program is used only for peaceful purposes. 

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