Did Iran Just Shoot Down an Israeli Spy Drone?

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has reportedly shot down an Israeli spy drone as it approached an Iranian nuclear facility.

As Agence France-Presse reported:

“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.

Supporters of Iraqi Hezbollah brigades marching in military uniforms step on a representation of an Israeli flag with a portrait of Iran’s supreme late Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, July. 25, 2014. The late Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini declared the last Friday of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan as “al-Quds Day,” Arabic for Jerusalem, a day of protest to show the importance of Jerusalem to Muslims. Jerusalem is the third holiest site in Islam after the Saudi Arabian cities of Mecca and Medina. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Israel and Iran have a long history of mutual antipathy.

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