kun menimme bussilla Haifan- akkon tietä kohti Safedia ja olimme tulossa raman- meromin alueelle, yhden hyvin jyrkän mutkan kohdalla oli pylväässä oikealla Kenen kuva ? Käsiä levittävä rukoileva ajatollah khomeinihan siinä kuvassa oli . noin aika outoa israelilaiseksi pylvään kuvaksi.
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'Iranian drones have made dozens of undetected flights over Israel'
Senior Iranian military official claims
Israeli defenses have been unable to detect previous flights • Israeli
security official rejects claim • Ayatollah Khamenei: "European
officials are still stuck in the bullying mindset of the colonial 19th
Eli Leon, Shlomo Cesana and Israel Hayom Staff
An Iranian "Ababil" surveillance drone.
A senior Iranian military official claimed
Tuesday that Iranian-made surveillance drones have conducted dozens of
undetected forays into Israeli airspace from Lebanon in recent years to
probe air defenses and gather intelligence.
The Iranian official declined to give further
details on the objectives or the capabilities of the drones, including
whether they were similar to the drone launched
last week by Hezbollah and downed by Israeli jets. It also was
impossible to independently verify the claims from the official, who
spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief
The Iranian official claimed drones made by
the Islamic republic have made "dozens of flights over Israel" since the
2006 Second Lebanon War between Hezbollah and Israel. He said Israeli
defenses have been unable to detect the surveillance aircraft.
"The one that was shot down last week was not
the first and will not be the last to fly into Israeli airspace," the
But an Israeli security official rejected the
Iranian claims, saying last week's interception of a drone was the first
time such an infiltration had occurred. He said Israel spotted the
unmanned aircraft well before it entered Israeli airspace, determined
that it was not "dangerous" and then shot it down over uninhabited
desert according to plan. The official spoke on condition of anonymity
because an Israeli military investigation was still under way.
On Tuesday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman
Rahmin Mehmanparast described Iran's military developments, including
drones and missiles capable of reaching Israel, as a safeguard against a
possible Israeli attack on nuclear sites.
A member of the Iranian parliament, Abbas Ali
Mansouri, said the drone's flight also showed Hezbollah's growing
battlefield capabilities as Tehran's main client militia. Hezbollah
could potentially take on a more key role as an Iran proxy if Syrian
rebels oust Bashar al-Assad's regime in Damascus, another critical ally
for the Islamic republic.
"It's crucial that Hezbollah is able to gather remarkable intelligence from inside Israel," he said.
Meanwhile, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali
Khamenei on Tuesday said pressure tactics would not force Tehran to
"surrender" to major governments in discussions over its disputed atomic
activities, French news agency AFP reported.
Meanwhile, the European Union on Tuesday
implemented broad punitive steps against Iranian energy, shipping and
Western powers continue "saying pressure
against Iran is aimed at forcing the Islamic republic to return to the
negotiating table" over its atomic activities, Khamenei said in a
government media broadcast.
"But when did we leave the table that now we need to return?" Khamenei asked.
"Their real objective is [forcing] the Iranian
nation to surrender to their bullying at the negotiating table ...
[but] you are too weak to bring Iran to its knees," Khamenei said.
"European officials are still stuck in the
bullying mindset of the colonial 19th century, but they will face many
problems in the face of the resistance of the Iranian nation and
officials," he said.
The new EU measures elicited a positive
response on Tuesday from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "These
sanctions are hitting the Iranian economy hard," Netanyahu said. "We'll
know they are achieving their goal when [Iran's uranium enrichment]
centrifuges stop spinning and when the Iranian nuclear program is rolled
Western states have relied on the atomic issue
to justify punishing Tehran for "insisting on its own independence"
Iran's Foreign Ministry asserted on Tuesday.
"These sanctions are adopted under the pretext
of Iran's peaceful nuclear activities ... but even if our nuclear issue
is resolved, these countries will certainly use other excuses to put
pressure on us," spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast told AFP.
"We think the error in calculation which these
countries are pursuing will distance them from a favorable result,"
Reuters quoted Mehmanparast as saying. "We recommend that, instead of
taking the wrong approach and being stubborn and using pressure ... with
a logical approach they can return to discussions."
In other news, Turkish Prime Minister Recep
Tayyip Erdoğan and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reportedly
discussed their differences over the ongoing civil war in Syria during
an unscheduled meeting on the sidelines of a regional economic
conference in Baku, Azerbaijan on Tuesday, according to the Turkish
Hurriyet Daily News.
The meeting lasted about 40 minutes, according to the report.