Footage of an alleged unmanned Israeli aerial drone was broadcast by Iran’s state media agency Tasnim this week. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force claims that it intercepted and shot down the Israeli stealth drone that was flying in Iranian airspace before it had reached the nuclear facility and uranium enrichment site in the city of Natanz. This is not the first incident where Iranian leaders believe that Israel has attempted to thwart its nuclear program. Tehran previously accused Israel of being behind the assassinations of several of its nuclear scientists and physicists. Israeli officials have rejected those accusations.
Regarding this recent development, Israeli officials have refused to comment on the drone, pointing out that the military does “not address foreign media reports.”
Natanz is considered to be the central location, Iran’s main uranium enrichment site, with approximately 16,000 centrifuges. The underground uranium enrichment facility at Fordow, which is hidden in a mountain and which was disclosed in late 2009, has an estimated 3000 centrifuges.
In case of any serious threat, the senior cadre of the IRGC believe that it can create a “nightmare” for IsraelMajid Rafizadeh