Iran has drone’s photos of restricted areas in Israel: MP

TEHRAN, Oct. 29 (MNA) – MP Esmail Kosari announced on Sunday that Iran has photos of restricted areas in Israel, which were transmitted by a drone launched into Israeli airspace earlier this month.

On October 6, Israel shot down an Iranian-made drone operated by Hezbollah that had penetrated hundreds of kilometers into Israeli airspace and gotten very close to the Dimona nuclear plant without being detected by advanced Israeli and U.S. radar systems.

The drone transmitted photos of Israel’s “sensitive bases” said Kosari, who is a member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee.

“These aircraft transmit their photos… and now we have photos of restricted areas,” he added.

He also stated that Hezbollah possesses more advanced aircraft, adding, “That is why we say that if Israel intends to take the smallest action against us, we will respond to the regime within their territorial boundaries.”

He went on to say that Iran has the expertise to design and manufacture unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that can carry weapons.

On Sunday, Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said Iran has manufactured UAVs that are far more advanced than the drone which the Hezbollah resistance movement recently sent into Israel.

In April, Iran announced it had started to back-engineer the RQ-170 Sentinel, a U.S. surveillance drone that was brought down by the armed forces of the Islamic Republic last year.

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