Monday, December 3, 2012

US boosts number of spy drone flights over Iran

Heightened concerns over Iran’s potential development of a nuclear weapon have prompted the United States to increase its surveillance efforts overseas in the past two months, a new report claims.

The Wall Street Journal alleges this week that the US has ramped-up its number of spy drone missions over the Bushehr nuclear reactor ever since fuel rods were unexpectedly discharged from the facility in October, just two months after the facility became fully operational.

The US has long voiced concern over the possible procurement of a nuclear warhead by Iranians, but surveillance has increased significantly in the weeks following the recent discovery of spent fuel rods, US officials confirm on condition of anonymity.