Iran State TV Airs Footage Of "Downed Israeli Drone"

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As Iran continues to negotiate with world powers over its controversial (but purely for peaceful purposes, of course) nuclear program - with hard-liners demanding more concessions from the West - The Telegraph reports that a brief video, which aired on the Arabic-language Al-Alam TV, shows what the channel says are parts of an Israeli drone, scattered in an unidentified desert area. Text accompanying the footage says the drone was downed on Saturday and identifies it as a Hermes 450, a known Israeli model. The Iranian TV station also says the model is dubbed "Spy Goddess." However, as The Telegraph adds, there were no visible Israeli markings in the footage and Israel's military has declined comment on the matter... and Iran will sue Israel legally over its alleged violation of Iran's air space.

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Iran will sue Israel legally over its alleged violation of Iran's air space, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said here on Monday following reports that Iran had downed an Israeli stealth drone in its airspace.

 

"We will take a proper defensive measure over the clear violation of our country's integrity, and we preserve the right to follow up the issue in the legal and international bodies," Afkham was quoted as saying by official IRNA news agency.

 

Iran will give a crushing response to any enemy aggression against its soil, Iranian military officials also said on Monday.