Iran says it warned off U.S. Navy aircraft close to Gulf of Oman

DUBAI (Reuters) - The Iranian navy said it identified and warned off a U.S. reconnaissance plane near the Gulf of Oman on Sunday, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.

While the opening line of the Tasnim report said the U.S. Navy EP-3E aircraft had crossed into Iranian airspace, it later said the aircraft had not entered Iranian skies and had left after the warning.

"After the warning,the plane was prevented from entering the country's skies without authorization," the report said.

(Reporting by Dubai Newsroom; Editing by David Goodman)

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