Iran positions ‘suicide drones’ in Yemen, within range of Israel

January 15, 2021 Agencies
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As tensions escalate in the Red Sea region, Iran has sent several Shahed-136 loitering munitions, known as “suicide drones,” to its proxies in Yemen, Newsweek reported on Thursday…reports Eran Itzkovitch.

An Iranian “Shahed 129” unmanned aerial vehicle at the Eqtedar 40 defence exhibition in Tehran, Jan. 30, 2019. Credit: Fars News via Wikimedia Commons.

According to the report, satellite footage from Dec. 25 shows that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps sent the drones to the Al-Jawf province in northern Yemen, an area controlled by the Houthi rebels. These drones are capable of reaching destinations 2,200 kilometres away and can therefore reach Israel.

Meanwhile, the Iranian army is conducting naval exercises in the Gulf of Oman, just a week after performing drone drills involving hundreds of aircraft and the infantry.

Iranian Maj. Gen. Mohammad Hossein Bagheri announced on Wednesday that Iran intends to conduct naval patrols in the Red Sea to protect Iranian shipping.

Two weeks ago, the London-based Arab newspaper Al-Hayat reported that Israel and Saudi Arabia are pressuring U.S. President Donald Trump to take military action against Iran before the end of his term.

The report stated that Iran’s plan to resume enriching uranium to 20 per cent is a breach of the Iranian nuclear deal and therefore constitutes grounds for a U.S. military attack.

(Israel Hayom via JNS)

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