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Want A 'U.S. Drone'? You Can Order One From Iran


Iranian officials stand near the alleged U.S. drone in a segment aired on Iranian television in early December.

Iranian officials stand near the alleged U.S. drone in a segment aired on Iranian television in early December.

Iranian state radio has said that an Iranian company is sending the United States a model of the American surveillance drone captured by Tehran, AP reports:

Tuesday’s report said the company will send the miniature of the RQ-170 Sentinel stealth drone to the Obama administration in response to a formal request from Washington last month asking Tehran to return the aircraft that went down over Iran in December.

State radio said the model will be one eightieth the size of the original aircraft. The report says the company also plans to sell the models on the Iranian market for about 70,000 rials, or around $4.

“Teribon” has posted some pictures of the miniature drone that is being manufactured by “Art Group Ayeh.

The technical director of the company is quoted by "Teribon" as saying that the toy model drone has been produced in different colors for different tastes.

We are wondering what color will the U.S. get? Will it be the color of the Iranian flag: green, white, red? Or the stars and stripes?

The drone can be ordered here.

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Persian Letters is a blog that offers a window into Iranian politics and society. Written primarily by Golnaz Esfandiari, Persian Letters brings you under-reported stories, insight and analysis, as well as guest Iranian bloggers -- from clerics, anarchists, feminists, Basij members, to bus drivers.

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