Iran: Drone hit by Israel not 'latest' technology

Oct 28, 2012

(AP)—Iran's defense minister says his country has drones far more advanced than the unmanned aircraft launched by Lebanon's Hezbollah and downed by Israel earlier this month.

Sunday's report by the official IRNA news agency appears similar to previous claims that Iranian have expanded capabilities and range, including the ability to reach Israeli airspace.

The IRNA report quotes Gen. Ahmad Vahidi as saying the drone by Iranian-backed Hezbollah was not the "latest Iranian technology, definitely." He did not elaborate.

Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah has said the drone was manufactured in Iran and assembled in .

Later, Iran claimed that Iranian-made surveillance drones had made dozens of apparently undetected flights into Israeli airspace from Lebanon in recent years. An Israeli official rejected the account.

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VendicarD
2.3 / 5 (3) Oct 29, 2012
This is very good news.

I applaud Iran's efforts to keep a watchful eye on the corrupt and murderous nation of Israel.
freethinking
1.8 / 5 (5) Oct 29, 2012
VD, your beloved President Obama gave them a drone sample.

Any jew (or christian, or anyone who believes in the constitution) in the USA that votes for Obama, is either an idiot or ignorant. Obama will throw the jews under the bus, watch them die (while Biden jokes that jews have balls the size of cue balls), blame the wars on some video no one seen, just like he did to the diplomat and soldiers in Bengahzi.

kochevnik
4 / 5 (4) Oct 29, 2012
Obama will throw the jews under the bus, watch them die (while Biden jokes that jews have balls the size of cue balls)
Poor freetard caught in the web of Jedi mind tricks and too dumb to punch his way out of the paper bag.
freethinking
1 / 5 (4) Oct 30, 2012
So who's sock puppet is lite? Koch or VD? I wonder what size of balls Biden would say the person who uses Lite has.

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