Iran says some parts of Israeli spy aircraft found undamaged

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Tehran, Iran, Aug. 25

By Milad Fashtami - Trend:
Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said that some parts of the Israeli spy drone that was shot over the Iranian sky have been found undamaged.

IRGC Spokesman Brigadier General Ramadan Sharif said that IRGC experts are currently working on the information recovered from the spy drone, Iran's IRNA News Agency reported on Aug. 25.

The IRGC's Aerospace Force is expected to release more details about the events leading to the hunt of the unmanned aircraft later.

Iran's Revolutionary Guards shot down a radar-evading Israeli spy drone that was trying to penetrate Natanz nuclear enrichment site in central Iran, state news agency ISNA said on Sunday, quoting the Revolutionary Guards, Reuters reported. The incident reportedly happened on Saturday, but the IRGC broke the news on Sunday.

"The downed aircraft was of the stealth, radar-evasive type and it intended to penetrate the off-limit nuclear area in Natanz... but was targeted by a ground-to-air missile before it managed to enter the area," ISNA said, citing a statement by the Revolutionary Guards.

The Israeli military says it will not comment on foreign reports.

Israel and the West suspect Iran of planning to build a nuclear bomb. Iran has in the past often accused its Western and Israeli foes of trying to sabotage its nuclear program, which Tehran says is peaceful.

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