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Iran’s Long-Range Drone Capable of Reaching Israel (Video)

Posted by FactReal on September 25, 2012

Yesterday, Ahmadinejad used his visit to New York to threaten Israel by saying that Israelis “represent minimal disturbances that come into the picture and are then eliminated.”

Today, Iran unveiled a new drone. AP video notes: “A senior Revolutionary Guard commander says Iran has deployed a domestic-built reconnaissance drone with a 24 hour flight capability. (Sept. 25)”

Reuters via Townhall reported today:

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards unveiled a home-built long-range drone capable of reaching most of the Middle East, including the Islamic state’s arch-foe Israel, state television reported on Tuesday.The reconnaissance drone named Shahed 129 has a range of 2,000 km (1,240 miles) and is capable of carrying bombs and missiles, state television said. It gave no further details.

Israel has threatened action against Iran’s nuclear sites, raising speculation about a possible military strike ahead of the U.S. presidential election in November.

Israel has criticized U.S. President Barack Obama’s position that international sanctions on Iran and diplomacy should be given more time to stop Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

Iran denies seeking nuclear weapons, saying its atomic activity is peaceful, aimed at generating electricity.


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