The zionist regime continues to perpetrate crimes against humanity as well as other countries. In its latest attempt to send a spy plane over Iran's Natanz nuclear facilities in Isfahan, the IRGC shot down the so-called radar-evading spy plane. Iran's scientists are examining the remnants of the plane some of which have been retrieved intact.
Monday August 25, 2014, 10:23 DST
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) today released pictures of the Israeli spy drone shot over Iran on Sunday (August 24). Brigadier General Amirali Hajizadeh, Commander of the IRGC’s Aerospace Division, identified it as an Israeli-made Hermes drone.
The IRGC said in a statement that its forces had intercepted and brought down an Israeli spy drone that was heading to Natanz nuclear facility in the central Iranian province of Isfahan.
“This mischievous act once again reveals the adventurist nature of the Zionist regime and added another black page to this fake and warmongering regime’s file which is full of crimes,” the IRGC statement said.
The statement further emphasized that the IRGC together with the other branches of the Armed Forces are fully prepared to defend the Islamic Republic’s territory and airspace against any aggression. It reiterated that it reserves the right to respond in kind to such moves by any outside powers.
The Zionist regime’s provocative acts will cost it dearly. Even as it continues its onslaught against the defenceless people of besieged Gaza, the Zionists, in an act of brazen provocation, send an unmanned drone to Iran to spy on its nuclear facilities.
The Israeli unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), Hermes, can operate within a radius of 800 kilometers and is capable of flying 1,600 kilometers without refueling, according to General Hajizadeh.
Equipped with two high-resolution cameras, the Zionist spy plane can capture high-quality images.
The Zionists thought that since it was a stealth drone, the plane would be able to avoid radar detection. Iran has developed technology that can detect even radar-evading planes, as was just demonstrated by the shooting down of the Israeli spy plane.
The stealth spy drone was targeted by a surface-to-air missile before it reached the strategic location.
Even though it was destroyed, some parts of the spy drone were found intact, according to Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif, Head of the IRGC Public Relations Department.
Iranian military experts are currently examining and analyzing the remaining components of the drone. They want to see if any data stored on its system can be retrieved, as was done with the US Stealth drone, the Sentinal RQ-170 that was successfully overpowered by Iranian computer scientists in December 2011 and made to land safely in Iran.
The Islamic Republic’s nuclear facilities have been frequently targeted for espionage activities. American and Israeli secret services have recruited agents within the country (munafiqeen and monarchists) to spy on Iran’s nuclear facilities.
They have also used other forms of sabotage, such as spreading the Stuxnet virus that was designed to destroy Iran’s centrifuges. Iranian scientists were able to detect and successfully neutralize its destructive effect in time.
The shooting down of a zionist spy plane by Iran yesterday shows that the zionists and their American allies have not given up on their mischief and do not abide by any laws. These outlaw regimes continue to perpetrate crimes against humanity and against other countries.
They will pay a heavy price for such criminal behavior.