Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Gen. Hossein Salami, left, and the Guard's aerospace division commander Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh talk while unveiling a new drone called "Gaza" in an undisclosed location in Iran
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Gen. Hossein Salami, left, and the Guard's aerospace division commander Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh talk while unveiling a new drone called 'Gaza' in an undisclosed location in Iran
Photo: AFP
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Gen. Hossein Salami, left, and the Guard's aerospace division commander Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh talk while unveiling a new drone called 'Gaza' in an undisclosed location in Iran

Iran has drones with range of 7,000 km, Guards commander says

Though Western military analysts note Tehran's propensity to exaggerate its capabilities, Islamic Republic and regional proxies increasingly rely on UAVs across Middle East

Reuters |
Published: 06.27.21, 22:29
Iran has drones with a range of 7,000 km (4,375 miles), Iranian state media cited the top commander of the Revolutionary Guards as saying on Sunday, a development which may be seen by Washington as a threat to regional stability.
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  • Tehran's assertion comes as Iran and six major powers are in talks to revive a 2015 nuclear deal that former U.S. President Donald Trump exited three years ago and reimposed sanctions.
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     Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Gen. Hossein Salami, left, and the Guard's aerospace division commander Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh talk while unveiling a new drone called "Gaza" in an undisclosed location in Iran
     Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Gen. Hossein Salami, left, and the Guard's aerospace division commander Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh talk while unveiling a new drone called "Gaza" in an undisclosed location in Iran
    Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Gen. Hossein Salami, left, and the Guard's aerospace division commander Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh talk while unveiling a new drone called 'Gaza' in an undisclosed location in Iran
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    Western military analysts say Iran sometimes exaggerates its capabilities, but drones are a key element in Tehran's border surveillance, especially the Gulf waters around the Strait of Hormuz, through which a fifth of the world's oil supply flows.
    Iran and regional forces it backs have increasingly relied on drones in Yemen, Syria, Iraq in recent years.
    "We have unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) with long-range of 7,000 kilometers. They can fly, return home, and make landing wherever they are planned to," the Guards commander-in-chief Hossein Salami was quoted as saying by state news agency IRNA.
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    גנרל חוסיין סלאמי מפקד משמרות המהפכה של איראן
    גנרל חוסיין סלאמי מפקד משמרות המהפכה של איראן
    Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Gen. Hossein Salami
    (Photo: AP)
    U.S. President Joe Biden is seeking to revive and eventually broaden the nuclear pact to put greater limits on Iran's nuclear and missile programs, as well as constraining its activities.
    Tehran has ruled out negotiations over ballistic missiles and its role in the Middle East, where Shi'ite-led Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia have been involved in proxy wars.
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