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Report: Iran to display Israeli, US drones

Iranian newspaper claims Tehran intercepted no less than four Israeli drones which will be showcased in upcoming exhibition

An Iranian exhibition will showcase four Israeli drones, the Tehran Times reported on Wednesday. According to the report, The exhibition will also display three American drones and will be open to local press and foreign ambassadors.


The newspaper quoted a source saying that Iran seized the Israeli jets after they invaded Iran's aerial space on its eastern border. The US drones were apparently caught when flying over eastern and southern Iran.


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Last January, a senior Revolutionary Guard commander announced that his forces intercepted two spy planes in the Persian Gulf. He did not mention where the jets came from or where they were intercepted but also addressed Israel in the same statement.


אובמה בקריקטורה איראנית. מעוניין בצעצוע

Obama as petulant child in Iran cartoon


The exhibition is part of Tehran's psychological warfare campaign following the interception of a US drone last week. The Islamic Republic wants to prove it can thwart any aerial infiltration attempt and prevent spying missions targeting its nuclear facilities.


תערוכת מל"טים. קריקטורה באיראן

Drone exhibition


Last week, Iran showcased the RQ-170 US spy drone it brought down. The Iranians stressed they will study the aircraft and its radar systems.


Tehran stressed it will not return the drone despite President Barack Obama's demand.


The Fars news agency published a number of cartoons mocking Obama, portraying him as a petulant child.


It was also reported that Russia and China asked Iran to allow their experts to inspect the drone. An Iranian official traveled to Moscow to discuss the matter.




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