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US drone shot down by Iran unveiled on TV (2)

(Xinhua)

08:40, December 09, 2011

An undated picture received December 8, 2011 shows a member of Iran's revolutionary guard (R) pointing at the U.S. RQ-170 unmanned spy plane as he speaks with Amirali Hajizadeh, a revolutionary guard commander, at an unknown location in Iran. (Photo/Agencies)

US officials are concerned that the craft's falling into Iran 's hands could lead to security breach, although they said the aircraft's technology cannot be engineered with ease.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Thursday summoned Swiss Ambassador to Tehran Livia Leu Agosti to protest the "violation" of its airspace by a US drone, the state IRIB TV reported.

Iran's protest letter denounced the growing US "provocative and secret moves" against the Islamic Republic, said the report.

"The move is in violation of all international conventions and runs counter to regional and international peace and security. Surely the responsibility for the illegal move lies with the US authorities," the letter was quoted as saying.

The letter added that Iran would reserve the right for following the case as deemed appropriate.

The Swiss embassy in Tehran represents the US interests in Iran since Tehran and Washington severed diplomatic relations in 1980.

US President Barack Obama said on Thursday that no options are off the table on Iran's nuclear program.

"No options off the table means I'm considering all options," the president told reporters at the White House.

In defense of his policy towards Iran, Obama said when he took office in 2009, the world was divided but Iran "was unified and moving aggressively on its own agenda."

In contrast, the Islamic Republic is isolated today while the world is unified and "applying the toughest sanctions that Iran's ever experienced," he argued, adding the sanctions are having an impact inside the country.

He vowed to work with US allies, including Israel, to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

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PD User at 2011-12-1171.212.69.*
General Ruskinov is a realist. Having enough force to deal with others with aggressive intent is a must.Being strong yourself does not mean you will be belligerent to others. It means that you mean business and can back it up with muscles.
PD User at 2011-12-1171.212.69.*
General Ruskinov is a realist. Having enough force to deal with others with aggressive intent is a must.Being strong yourself does not mean you will be belligerent to others. It means that you mean business and can back it up with muscles.
PD User at 2011-12-11124.148.150.*
The Pom has a famous saying, that "If you want peace, prepare for war"In the process of preparing for war, your nation develop a strong defensive and offensive capability which makes those who would want to make trouble, think twice and hard.
General Ruskinov From Ru at 2011-12-11136.167.44.*
Look, China has every right to develop both it"s defensive and offensive capability. China did not conduct naval exercise in America"s front door, off the coast of California. US had conducted more than dozens naval exercises around China, Yellow Sea, South China Sea just name a few. Further, US spy jets fly near and sometimes inside China on almost bi-weekly basis. And CIA"s Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) have entered China air space for more than 100 times this year alone.China must confront US aggression immediately. China must enhance the accuracy, mobile launching platforms and destructive power of it"s relatively small ICBM force. Remember: the Best Factor to secure peace is force, an overwhelming military force can strike anywhere of United States.
  

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