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In December last year, an American unmanned aerial vehcile, or spy drone, went down in Iran and was shown off on Iranian TV in almost perfect condition. US President Barack Obama confirmed the capture and politely asked the Iranians to return the drone. The Iranians have just responded with a sense of humour not often seen.

Iran unveiled its colourful range of toy drones, each engraved with a slogan from Iran’s late founder Ayatollah Khomeini saying, “We will step on the United States.” The toys are tiny replica models of the RQ-170 drone and will be available in stores throughout the Islamic republic on the first of February.

The head of the cultural department of Aaye Art Group — the manufacturer — said Iran was honouring Obama’s request, “We wanted for Mr. Obama himself to have these toys and know that Iranians don’t leave anyone’s requests unanswered. We made the ‘RQ’ in pink as it is Mr. Obama’s favourite colour, and we will send it to him via the Swiss embassy.”

The 23-year-old director, Seyyed Saeed Hassan-Pour, insisted the move was a friendly gesture, designed to show the kinder side of the Iranian people, “We decided to show that we can deal with this issue in a very friendly and peaceful manner and put it in the playful hands of the children of Iran to pursue a ‘soft war’ with Mr. Obama and the US. This was the aim of producing this aircraft.”