It seems Iranian claims that an American drone crashed on its territory are true. Not only was the drone in question an American one, but also it had highly sophisticated stealth technology. According to The New York Times, the drone crashed in Iran about 140 miles from the Afghan border.
The reconnaissance platform is so sensitive that two American officials suggested that the administration seriously considered executing a retrieval mission inside Iran to recover it.
As I discussed earlier this week, covert efforts to roll back Iran’s nuclear program appear to have intensified in recent months, and will likely escalate going forward.