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Iran defense minister confirms Hezbollah drone was Iranian

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Oct 14, 2012
Iran’s defense minister has confirmed that a radar-evading drone the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement recently sent deep into the Israeli airspace had been developed by Iran.

“Whatever we have at our disposal will be used at the proper time in defending the Muslim community and Islamic territories and that’s natural,” Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said on Sunday adding, “Given the Zionist regime’s frequent incursions into the Lebanese airspace, we see it as the natural right of Lebanon’s Hezbollah to fly its drone above the Occupied Territories.”

“The Islamic Republic’s capabilities are too high and [are] at the disposal of the Muslim community,” he said.

The minister added that the flight of the Hezbollah drone proved the weakness of the Jewish entity’s iron dome.

“The so-called iron dome of the Zionist regime’s defense space collapsed by this action and it became clear that the Zionist regime could not be safe from the fury of the Muslim community,” Vahidi said.

He went on to say that by this action, Lebanon’s Hezbollah proved that it would be in full [combat] readiness in rainy days and would firmly respond to any infringement by the Zionist regime.

The operation code-named Hussein Ayub saw Hezbollah’s drone fly hundreds of kilometers into the Israeli airspace and getting very close to the Dimona nuclear plant without being detected by the advanced Israeli and US radars, Hezbollah Secretary-General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Thursday.

Hezbollah plans to send more drones over Israel in the future, Nasrallah said, adding that the operation shows the resistance movement is ready to defend Lebanon.

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