Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Israel’s Iron Dome Air Defense “Ineffective” - IRGC

Iran ridiculed Israeli air defenses for a drone that entered Israeli airspace Saturday before the Israelis shot it down.
“(Saturday's drone incursion into Israel) shows the country's Iron Dome anti-missile defense system is ineffective,” said IRGC Brig. Gen. Jamaluddin Boroumand. (Fars News Agency, 8 October)

The Israeli Defense Force would not comment Iran's allegation that the drone evaded the Iron Dome system.
IRGC’s Gen. Boroumand called Israeli speculation that Iran was behind the drone a “psychological operation.” Some Israeli politicians and analysts speculated that the aircraft was launched by Hezbollah.
“If the drone was sent by Hezbollah, Iran's ally in Lebanon, it shows a measured response to the pressure. They are being careful not to start a war,” said Meir Javedanfar, an Iran analyst at the Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center, an Israeli think tank. (The Wall Street Journal, 8 October)

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