Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has reportedly shot down an Israeli spy drone as it approached an Iranian nuclear facility.
“A spy drone of the Zionist regime (Israel) was brought down by a missile… This stealth drone was trying to approach the Natanz nuclear zone,” the corps said in a statement on its official website sepahnews.com.
“This act demonstrates a new adventurism by the Zionist regime… The Revolutionary Guard and the other armed forces reserve the right to respond to this act,” the statement added.
Natanz is Iran’s main uranium enrichment site, housing more than 16,000 centrifuges. Around 3,000 more are at the Fordo plant, buried inside a mountain and hard to destroy.
Israel has often threatened to attack Iranian nuclear installations.
Iran and the P5+1 powers — Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States and Germany — reached a six-month interim agreement under which Iran suspended part of its nuclear activities in return for a partial lifting of international sanctions.
As the Times of Israel reported, Israeli officials are staying mum regarding the incident.
Israel and Iran have a long history of mutual antipathy.
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