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Israel ready to strike Iran, Lebanon, Gaza if ordered, says military chief

Al-Arabiya - Apr 23, 2012
Israeli forces are carrying out more special operations beyond the country’s borders and will be ready to attack Iran’s nuclear sites, Gaza and Lebanon if ordered, the chief-of-staff said in an interview on Sunday. In an extract from an interview with the top-selling Yediot Aharanot daily, Lieutenant General Benny Gantz said that 2012 would be a critical year in efforts to halt what Israel and much of the international community believe is an Iranian nuclear arms program. “We think that a nuclear Iran is a very bad thing, which the world ...

 

Iran Says Building Copy of Captured US Drone

VOA News - Apr 22, 2012
An undated picture received by Reuters December 8, 2011, allegedly shows members of Iran's revolutionary guard standing next to the captured US drone./ A senior Iranian commander says Tehran has reverse-engineered a U.S. spy drone captured by Iran's armed forces last year and has begun building a copy. General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, chief of the aerospace division of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards, was quoted Sunday by Iranian news agencies as saying experts are also recovering data from the RQ-170 Sentinel drone captured in December in ...

 

Iran Says Building Copy of Captured US Drone

VOA News - Apr 22, 2012
A senior Iranian commander says Tehran has reverse-engineered a U.S. spy drone captured by Iran's armed forces last year and has begun building a copy. General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, chief of the aerospace division of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards, was quoted Sunday by Iranian news agencies as saying experts are also recovering data from the RQ-170 Sentinel drone captured in December in eastern Iran. U.S. officials have acknowledged losing the surveillance drone. They have said Iran will find it hard to exploit any data and technology ...

 

Iran says it recovered data from captured US drone

Fox News - Apr 22, 2012
Iran claimed Sunday that it had recovered data from an American spy drone that went down in Iran last year, including information that the aircraft was used to spy on Osama bin Laden weeks before he was killed. Iran also said it was building a copy of the drone. Similar unmanned surveillance planes have been used in Afghanistan for years and kept watch on bin Laden's compound in Pakistan. But U.S. officials have said little about the history of the particular aircraft now in Iran's possession. Tehran, which has also been known to exaggerate ...

 

Military chief: Israel increases covert operations

Yahoo! News - Apr 22, 2012
's military chief of staff says he has ordered his forces to step up covert operations in made the remarks Sunday in an interview published in Israel's "You almost won't find a point in time where something isn't happening somewhere in the world," he said. "I am escalating all those Gantz did not identify any of the countries or give any further details. He said 2012 is a critical year in the standoff between Israel and and much of the West believe Iran is close to nuclear weapons capability. Israel has hinted it may strike Iran if ...

 

Iran says copying US drone, reveals 'codes'

Yahoo! News - Apr 22, 2012
commander on Sunday said the Islamic republic is building a copy of a US spy drone captured in December 2011 and revealed what he said were "codes" gleaned from the "I am giving you four codes so the Americans understand just how far we have gone in penetrating the drone's secrets," "In October 2010, the aircraft was sent to California for some technical issues, where it was repaired and after flight tests, it was taken to Kandahar (in Afghanistan) in November 2010, when a series of technical problems still prevailed," he said. "In December ...

 

Israel forces 'ready to hit Iran if ordered'

Yahoo! News - Apr 22, 2012
beyond the country's borders and will be ready to attack 's nuclear sites if ordered, the chief-of-staff said in an interview on Sunday. In an extract from an interview with the top-selling Yediot Aharanot daily, said that 2012 would be a critical year in efforts to halt what and much of the international community believe is an Iranian nuclear arms programme. "We think that a nuclear Iran is a very bad thing, which the world needs to stop and which Israel needs to stop -- and we are planning accordingly," Gantz said. "That does not mean ...

 

Iran to build copy of captured US drone, official says

Fox News - Apr 22, 2012
Iran said Sunday that it had reverse-engineered an American spy drone captured by its armed forces last year and has begun building a copy. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, chief of the aerospace division of the powerful Revolutionary Guards, related what he said were details of the aircraft's operational history to prove his claim that Tehran's military experts had extracted data from the U.S. RQ-170 Sentinel captured in December in eastern Iran, state television reported Sunday. Tehran has flaunted the capture of the Sentinel, a top-secret ...

 

Iran says is building copy of captured US drone

Yahoo! News - Apr 22, 2012
(AP) — Iran claimed Sunday that it had reverse-engineered an American spy drone captured by its armed forces last year and has begun building a copy. , chief of the aerospace division of the powerful Revolutionary Guards, related what he said were details of the 's military experts had extracted data from the U.S. RQ-170 Sentinel captured in December in Among the drone's past missions, he said, was surveillance of the compound in northwest Pakistan in which Tehran has flaunted the capture of the Sentinel, a top-secret with stealth ...

 

Iran says it is building copy of captured US drone

Yahoo! News - Apr 21, 2012
(AP) — A senior Iranian commander says the country has reverse-engineered an American spy drone captured by Tehran's armed forces last year and has begun building a copy. , who is chief of the aerospace division of the powerful , was quoted Sunday by the semi-official Mehr news agency as saying that experts are also recovering data from the U.S. RQ-170 Sentinel captured in December in . They have said Iran will find it hard to exploit any data and technology aboard it because of measures taken to limit the intelligence value of drones ...

 



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