The official spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday on condition of anonymity as the information had yet to be cleared for release to the public.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said Thursday it shot down a U.S. drone amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its collapsing nuclear deal.
It said the U.S. drone was flying in Iranian airspace, contradicting the U.S. official.
The commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, Gen. Hossein Salami gave a speech on Iranian state television today where he said the drone shoot down sent “a clear message” to the U.S.
Salami said that Iran does “not have any intention for war with any country, but we are ready for war.”