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Borders 'our red line', says Iran general after US drone shot down

Tehran's response to the drone was "a clear message" from the "defenders of the borders" of Iran, said Hossein Salami, quoted by Tasnim news agency

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The Sea Guardian drone can watch for as long as 24-36 hours over a patrol area 1,000 km from its base
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Iran's borders "represent our red line", the head of the country's powerful Revolutionary Guard warned after said it shot down a US drone over its waters on Thursday.

Tehran's response to the drone was "a clear message" from the "defenders of the borders" of Iran, said Hossein Salami, quoted by Tasnim news agency.

will "respond to all foreign aggression and our reaction is, and will be, categorical and absolute."

Salami's comments come hours after the Revolutionary Guard said it shot down a US-made surveillance drone in Iranian airspace near the Strait of Hormuz, just a week after attacks on two tankers in the strategic waterway.

"The borders represent our red line," said Salami.

"We declare that we are not looking for war but we are ready to respond to any declaration of war," he added.

The has blamed for last week's tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman, a charge vehemently denied by the Islamic republic.

First Published: Thu, June 20 2019. 15:20 IST
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