Iran said Wednesday that nameless foreign planes violated its airspace six times as the nation kicked off its biggest ever air protection drill but that the intruder were intercept and forced back by Iranian jets.
The remarks by Gen. Hamid Arjangi, a spokesman for the exercise, were the first Iranian claim of an infringement. Initially, he had only said that distant investigation planes had approach Iran's air space.
There was no way to verify Iran's claims. The spokesman did not identify whether the aircraft were warplanes or pilotless watch drones that might have been sent up to observe the drill.