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Iran to send US model of downed drone, report says

January 17, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Iran is taking its refusal to return an American surveillance drone a step further. Iranian state radio said Iran will give the U.S. a toy model instead.

A toy model of the RQ-170 Sentinel stealth drone will reportedly be sent to the White House.

The action is in response to a formal request from Washington, asking Iran to return the aircraft that went down in December.

The Iranian government called the aircraft's incursion of Iranian airspace an "invasion" and a "hostile act."

The model reportedly will be one-eightieth the size of the original and it'll be sold on the Iranian market for about $4.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.