Iran To Send US A Toy Model Of Downed Drone

Iran has said it will send to the US a toy model of a RQ-170 Sentinel drone in response to Washington's request to return the pilotless aircraft that crashed in Iran, Iran's Radio Payam said on Tuesday.

This photo released, Dec. 8, 2011, by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, claims to show US RQ-170 Sentinel drone which Tehran says its forces downed, as the chief of the aerospace division of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, right, listens to an unidentified colonel, in an undisclosed location, Iran.

MOSCOW: Iran has said it will send to the US a toy model of a RQ-170 Sentinel drone in response to Washington's request to return the pilotless aircraft that crashed in Iran, Iran's Radio Payam said on Tuesday.

The miniature -- that will bear an inscription "We will trample the US" -- will be sent to Washington during a special ceremony to mark the 34th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran Feb 5.

Iran said it brought down the US stealth reconnaissance drone, which crossed into Iranian airspace from neighbouring Afghanistan and fell there Dec 4.

A group of Iranians decided to manufacture and market a 1:80 scale model of the drone "at their own expense", the radio said.

The model, measuring 30 cm by 14 cm, will cost 70,000 rials, or around $6 at the current exchange rate.