Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on Tuesday that the US ScanEagle drone, which had been captured by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) upon entering the country’s airspace over the Persian Gulf waters, would be used as evidence against the US at international courts, IRNA reported.
“We had formally protested such actions by the US and had announced that we would defend our borders by any means possible,” Salehi said.
“We had told the Americans that according to international conventions, we would not allow them to violate our borders, but unfortunately they did not comply…. Of course, we had objected to the Americans before, but they claimed they were not present in our territories. We will use this drone as evidence to file a legal case against the US invasion at relevant international bodies,” he added.