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Putin aide: downed U.S. drone was in Iranian airspace

Putin aide: downed U.S. drone was in Iranian airspace
FILE PHOTO: Secretary of Russia's Security Council Nikolai Patrushev leaves after a meeting of President Vladimir Putin with U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia October 23, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov -
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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Russia has military intelligence that shows that a U.S. drone was in Iranian air space when it was shot down by Iran last week, Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary of Russia’s Security Council, said on Tuesday.

Speaking at a briefing for journalists in Jerusalem, Patrushev said evidence presented by the United States alleging Iran was behind attacks on ships in the Gulf of Oman was poor quality and unprofessional.

(Reporting by Andrey Kuzmin; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Peter Graff)

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