Iran in possession of intel obtained by Hezbollah's Ayub drone: Iran MP
Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:1AM
These aircraft transmit their images online and we are now in possession of images of [Israeli] restricted areas,” Iranian lawmaker Esmail KowsariA senior Iranian lawmaker says the Islamic Republic is in possession of intelligence on Israeli secret sites obtained by Hezbollah’s Iranian-developed drone Ayub, which recently flew over occupied Palestinian territories. “These aircraft transmit their images online and we are now in possession of the images of [Israeli] restricted areas,” Deputy Head of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Esmail Kowsari said in an interview with Al-Alam on Sunday. Hezbollah recently sent a radar-evading drone deep into the Israeli airspace. The operation, code-named Hussein Ayub, saw Hezbollah’s drone fly hundreds of kilometers into the Israeli airspace and get very close to Dimona nuclear plant without being detected by advanced Israeli and US radars, Hezbollah Secretary General Nasrallah said during a televised speech on October 11.
The Iranian lawmaker further expressed confidence that Hezbollah is in possession of aircraft more advanced than Ayub.Kowsari reiterated that Iran has the technology to build armed unmanned aircraft. On Sunday, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said Iran currently has unmanned aerial vehicles that are far more advanced than the drone recently flown by Hezbollah in the Israeli regime’s airspace. The technology of Hezbollah’s Iranian-made drone was not “Iran’s latest technology,” Vahidi said. On October 14, Vahidi confirmed that Ayub had been developed by Iran. YH/HMV/HJL