Referring to reports of U.S. sabotage against Iran's missile program and subsequent Iranian claims of penetrating U.S. drone operations, a senior IRGC official claimed that to have known of U.S. sabotage efforts "for several years.. they were trying to sabotage some of the equipment so that the missiles would explode in the air. But so far, they have failed to do a damn thing because we anticipated [their moves] and boosted [the missiles]. He added that "the Americans showed insolence [to us] and said they have sent faulty parts to our missile industries. We did it [the hacking of U.S. drones] to tell them that 'not only you failed to reach your goals, but we have infiltrated your systems', and that was the answer to the Americans' insolence".
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