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Captured US drone exposes covert operations

Issue No. 2283

Iranian forces claim they can reverse-engineer a US drone they captured earlier this month—and use it for their own purposes.

The capture of one of the high-tech pilotless planes has exposed the fact that the US is conducting covert surveillance over Iran. It is a setback, as well as an embarrassment, to the US.

Western warmongers are stoking up hostility and fear about Iran.

They claim it is acquiring the technology to create a nuclear bomb.

Britain has imposed sanctions against all Iranian banks and expelled Iranian diplomats. It is calling for a European Union boycott of Iranian oil.

All this is done in the name of standing up to a repressive regime. This contrasts with the British government’s treatment of Bahrain’s rulers, who met with David Cameron this week (see right).

Any intervention by the West in Iran will set back the collective struggle by ordinary Iranians to win democracy and freedom.

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Tue 13 Dec 2011, 17:13 GMT
Issue No. 2283
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