The U.S. has been sending unmanned surveillance drones over Iran for the past year, The Washington Post reported this week. The Bush administration is using the planes to gather information about Iran’s nuclear programs and air defenses, the newspaper said, citing numerous anonymous sources. Pentagon officials told Fox News that they had no knowledge of any drone flights, and intelligence officials refused to comment. But there may be other evidence: Last fall, so many Iranian citizens reported seeing flying objects in the night sky that newspapers began to speculate about an extraterrestrial invasion. Iran has reportedly issued a formal protest to the U.S. through Swiss diplomats, the usual channel for discussions between countries that do not have diplomatic relations.
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