According to a report by the Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA), the military sources, speaking to daily Al-Khalij, printed in the United Arab Emirates two days ago, said: An American military aircraft, flying at the height of one kilometre over Khorasan Province on Saturday was probably trying to take pictures of Musa Abad region south of the provincial capital, Mashhad.The flurry of activity in the air over Iran apparently has continued into this week. On Wednesday, BBC Worldwide Monitoring related a report from Baztab web site in Tehran of the landing of a spy aircraft:
The sources added: The said aircraft returned to its base in Afghanistan afterwards.
The American action took place at a time when other Iranian sources announced two days ago that three American aircraft, models F-16 and F-18 fighter jets, violated our country's airspace in the region of Shalamcheh southwestern border post in Khuzestan Province.
On the basis of this report, Commander Yahya Rahim-Safavi of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps had earlier issued orders to down any suspicious object that violated Iran's airspace.
An unidentified spy aircraft landed in the vicinity of Arak yesterday afternoon 4 January , a Baztab correspondent reported.The Jerusalem Post story also reports that the Iranian secret program to enrich uranium continues to "hum along." Ra'anan Gissin, a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, points to the "fuel-cycle" effort as the "critical element... the one factor that will determine when the program comes to fruition, when you can build a bomb."
The unidentified and pilotless spy aircraft landed with parachute 25 km west of Arak yesterday afternoon. The unidentified aircraft was gathering information in the area.