Iran will not return US drone

"No one returns symbol of aggression"

AP: Iran will not return a U.S. surveillance drone captured by its armed forces, a senior commander of the country's elite Revolutionary Guard said Sunday. Gen. Hossein Salami, deputy head of the Guard, said in remarks broadcast on state television that the violation of Iran's airspace by the U.S. drone was a "hostile act" and warned of a "bigger" response. He did not elaborate on what Tehran might do. "No one returns the symbol of aggression to the party that sought secret and vital intelligence related to the national security of a country," Salami said >>>


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How the hell ???

by tabriz_balasi on

How the hell did they find someone that knows how to talk and explain things clearly!  He is in a Pastaar cloth but talks like professors and intelligentsia.  My real question is if they have people like him why the hell do they let people like Firoozabadi talk.  I hope that one day the world lives in peace and tranquility; and people put their differences aside.  


~be an act of the knowing love~


where is the element of surprise?

by deepMagenta on

Why is this guy so insistent, almost begging, that IRI enemies should acknowledge, understand and realized IRI’s technological achievements in this field (at 25:24). Aren’t you supposed to loll your enemies into underestimating your strength, hence the element of surprise? It seems to me he is worried about an imminent attach, so he is trying to dissuade Americans and Israelis from attaching IRI.



by Disenchanted on


        Compare to Firoozaabadi, Army's Chief of staff, this officer seems to know his trade and shows substance instead of some cliche, prepackaged slogans that we have come to expect!

      As for Iran being second in rank in drone technology, well I have my doubts! 


This is the first time I

by Khebedin on

This is the first time I have seen someone who is: Articulated, Modest, Knowledgeable, Wise and well spoken in the Islamic government of Iran. Regardless of the issue, I would like to thank  Gen. Hossein Salami, deputy head of the Guard  for the information he has provided. I also wish to congratulate him on his team's success



by iamfine on

Jealousy is not the issue. We just don't want to accept that they are as good as we are, if not better.


Ari Siletz

by iamfine on

Thanks for info



by iamfine on

Actually, you are right. Iranian students have motivation and are hungry for learning. American students would not go for higher education. Their goal is to have managerial position. It reminds me the joke about American and Japanese boat race. it goes somthing like that: In American side, they had 9 managers and one who was paddling the boat. In Japanese side, 9 were doing the work and one was managing the team


Leaving politics aside ....

by Kooshan on

on technical side, we got to accept th efact that young Iranians have caught up with today's technology. There is some sense of jealousy between the iranians born abroad and those in Iran. We just do not want to accept the fact that they are more in tune with advanced technology than us. Actually, those of us abroad who achieved mastery in some advanced technology are huble enough to give credit to the young Iranians at home!

On the political side, this kinda reminds me of how IRI captured A. Riggy while enroute from an arabic country to Tajikestan!

Ari Siletz


by Ari Siletz on

Until his death a few weeks ago Maj. Gen Hassan Tehrani Moghaddam's title was, "Managing Director of the Organization of Self-Sufficiency Jihad of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps." This is IRI's missile program.


Ari Siletz

by iamfine on

Who is Gen. Moghadam? is he the one who was assassinated in 1980s, right after revoloution

Ari Siletz

The part that doesn't make sense

by Ari Siletz on

The part where the drone capture is celebrated and used as morale booster makes sense. But the part where Gen. Salami uses the interview to ask the U.S. to back down reveals IRI's trepidations. If--as Salami says--U.S. covert warfare against Iran has been consistently to Iran's advantage then why ask the U.S. to stop? His plea to de-escalate worked against his pep talk to the domestic audience.  Bottom line, Salami seems too scared to be effective as a top military commander. His fear looks particularly bad after the assassination of Gen. Moghadam.


Copying BBC's format for

by alborz on

... 'be ebarat digar", is the most sincere form flattery for their programs and their efficacy in getting their perspective across.



هیچ وقت بر نمیگردونیم، این اصلا حق مسلم ماست...


آخه این چه سوالیه ؟ اصلا میدونید که سید علی‌ مقدس چقدر از حساب بانکی شخصی‌ شازده مجتبی‌ در لندن به این گلبدین حکمتیار افغان پول داد برای خریدن این طیاره جاسوسی، این تکنولوژی بومی ما؟؟،


IRI is 2nd in world in drones, but not even Top 100....

by AMIR1973 on

In infant mortality and life expectancy -- that's right, not even in the Top 100! Of course, that never stops West-residing IRI Groupies of one kind or another from vomiting up their anti-American garbage rhetoric and defending or trying to equate an Islamist terrorist regime with a democracy that gives them the freedom and Western-invented technologies (computer, Internet, etc) to support the enemies of the Iranian people from the comfort of their homes in the democratic West. It's a nice arrangement for the West-residing IRI Groupies, isn't it?



by yolanda on

kazem0574, Thank you, you raised great questions.

I was puzzled by why IRI at first said that they shot down the drone, and then, they said the drone is intact, and then they bragged about they hacked the drone's control system........

Oon Yaroo

The "Baghdad Bobs" of the world never learn!

by Oon Yaroo on

Time after time, America has shown its resolve in pursuing the criminals and proved its strength and determination in crushing and bringing them to justice!

Time after time, the thugs of the world underestimated and by the time they discovered America's resolve it was already too late!?!?!

1) Baghdad Bob,

2) Sad'dam Hossein & the sons,

3) Osama Ben Lad'en,

4) Qaddafi,

5) Mola Ommar,

6) Khomeini (he drank the cup of poison)

7) ...


He is much more educated than

by iamfine on

This general is much more educated than a typical America counterpart. Listening to him, tells me he is well informative and knows what is talking about. He also has good grasp of technical terminologies commonly used in aerospace


So IRI is 2nd in Stealth Tech in the world

by kazem0574 on

So..... they can break encryption codes that US itself can’t break without keys.

So.... they have had other drones captured but they were so behind in technology that IRI never bothered  to announce capturing them.

So.... they already have drones that can penetrate anyone’s air space.

Just TWO little questions :

1)      How come  initially they said they had shut down  the drone and took them a good while to suddenly show it in good health?

2)      If they have such encryption busting technology how come  everyone in Iran is breaking their filters?


How ironic and appropriate…

by Bavafa on

The politician of two different nation yet part of the same school of thought and process  (i.e. grand warmongering posture and rhetoric)  are being displayed side by side on IC.

'Hambastegi' is the main key to victory 




by yolanda on

Thank you, Vildemose, for the article link! The only deal I can think of is not to impose more economic sanctions!


Of compatibility

by پندارنیک on

They should return it in exchange for a less advanced, sort of retarted drone



by vildemose on


IRI hints at a Deal:



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