Iran to Show Proper Reaction to Israeli Drone Aggression
The Iranian Foreign Ministry strongly condemned violation of the country’s airspace by Israel, which sent an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to Iran for espionage purposes.
Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham condemned what she called Israel’s “hostile move” and described it as “violation of territorial integrity and sovereignty” of the Islamic Republic.
“In the face of the flagrant violation of our territorial integrity, we retain the right to take the proportionate defensive measure and to pursue the case at the level of the legal and international bodies based on the result of the necessary investigation and within the framework of the international regulations,” Afkham said on Monday.
Her comments came after the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Sunday tracked and shot down a radar-evading stealth Israeli drone which was intending to penetrate the airspace over Natanz nuclear zone.
The intruding aircraft was intercepted by a surface-to-air missile.
On Monday, Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said the Israeli drone had taken off from a regional country, not from Israel.