Iran unveils long-range drone: state TV

(Reuters) – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards unveiled a home-built long-range drone capable of reaching most of the Middle East, including the Islamic state’s arch-foe Israel, state television reported on Tuesday.

The reconnaissance drone named Shahed 129 has a range of 2,000 km (1,240 miles) and is capable of carrying bombs and missiles, state television said. It gave no further details.

Israel has threatened action against Iran’s nuclear sites, raising speculation about a possible military strike ahead of the U.S. presidential election in November.

Israel has criticized U.S. President Barack Obama’s position that international sanctions on Iran and diplomacy should be given more time to stop Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

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