Iran has drone photos of Israeli bases, says Iranian MP

Iran’s Mehr news agency reports: Member of Parliament 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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3 thoughts on “Iran has drone photos of Israeli bases, says Iranian MP

  1. Norman

    Shades of the cold war. Mutually assured destruction. Now that seems to be the better solution for humankind, instead of all this warmongering taking place in the world. After all, nobody really believes that just one bunch of rich guys can run the world efficiently, except that bunch of rich guys who drink their own kool-aid. Too many people, just too many people to boss around. Besides, at the rate that the world is being overloaded with weapons, well, it doesn’t take too much brain power to realize that soon everyone can play the same game.

  2. delia ruhe

    It’s hard not to agree with Norman. What choice does Iran have if it wants to get the respect that a country of its size and influence deserves? More important, if it wants to counter the bullying of Israel which is not gonna stop until someone forces it to stop?

    If Washington had any guts at all, it would cite Iran’s rights under the NPT and turn the whole mess over to the UN — which would include ceasing to use the American veto power to protect Israel’s impunity and withdrawing its series of bases encircling Iran. Israel is not technically an ally anyway, and Washington has no intention of going out of its way to do anything to assist the Palestinians.

    Loudmouths like Netanyahu and Lieberman are not exactly stupid. They know that no one in the Middle East can use nukes and escape the radiation fallout, and Iran knows it too. So let Israel and Iran have their local Cold War.

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