Zarif said Thursday that Iran had retrieved "sections" of the US military drone shot down earlier that day. According to the foreign minister, the remains of the drone - which originated in the UAE - were retrieved in Iranian territorial waters.
"At 00:14 US drone took off from UAE in stealth mode & violated Iranian airspace. It was targeted at 04:05 at the coordinates (25°59'43"N 57°02'25"E) near Kouh-e Mobarak," the foreign minister tweeted.
The tweet was accompanied by images showing the route of the drone and the point where it was taken down by an Iranian air defence missile.
On Thursday, Iran downed a US Global Hawk surveillance drone, which US President Trump claimed was unarmed. The Iranian Foreign Ministry noted that the drone had violated the nation's airspace. According to the commander-in-chief of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Major General Hossein Salami, the drone was shot down to send a "clear message" to Washington that the country is prepared to defend itself.