Iran claims it flew drone over US aircraft carrier, snapped photos

Iran claimed Friday it flew a surveillance drone over a U.S. aircraft carrier and took "precise" photographs as part of an ongoing naval drill, as Iranian TV broadcasted video purportedly showing the incident.

The U.S. Navy confirmed to Fox News that an unarmed Iranian drone flew “directly over” the USS Harry Truman earlier this month on Jan. 12, but did not say whether it was the same incident.

That happened on the same day Iran captured 10 U.S. Navy sailors accused of "trespassing." It also was less than a week before the U.S. and European nations lifted sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, but months after their initial deal was signed.

A video circulating on social media linked to Iranian news agencies -- purportedly taken from a drone -- shows a bird’s eye view of an aircraft carrier moving in water, with multiple planes parked on its deck.

The footage later zoomed into a row of fighter jets. 

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