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The US Treasury placed sanctions on Major General Hassan Firouzabadi, chairman of Iran's Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Revolutionary Guard Deputy Commander Abdollah Araqi. Iran's judiciary has issued indictments against 15 "American and Zionist" spies.
A "mysterious" explosion occurred at a steel mill in Yazd, killing seven employees, including foreign nationals. Iranian authorities blamed the blast on "old munitions." Iranian experts are in the final stages of "recovering data" from the US surveillance drone captured by the country's armed forces, state TV reported.
Iran will not return a US surveillance drone captured by its armed forces, General Hossein Salami, deputy head of the Republican Guard, said in a broadcast on Iranian state television. He described the penetration of Iranian airspace by a US drone as a "hostile act" and warned of a "bigger" response.
Iran displayed footage of the US RQ-170 stealth UAV that the Iranian military claimed it downed over Kashmar. Iranian officials claimed it was brought down using "electronic warfare" and said it would reverse-engineer the aircraft.
The Iranian military claimed it shot down a US stealth RQ-170 drone in eastern Iran. ISAF said one of its UAVs crashed in western Afghanistan and said there was no indication it was shot down.