Iran’s defense minister said Sunday that Hezbollah’s launch of a drone into Israeli airspace earlier this week proves the Islamic Republic’s military capabilities, state TV reported. The statement by Gen. Ahmad Vahidi was Iran’s first official acknowledgement that the Lebanese militant group’s drone used Iranian technology. It came a few days after Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah claimed responsibility for the launch and said the drone was manufactured in Iran and assembled in Lebanon.
“Great job by Hezbollah,” Gen. Vahidi said. “The era in which the Zionist regime (Israel) could think it has regional supremacy is over.”
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