Iran: We have better UAVs than model sent to Israel

Islamic Republic's President Ahmadinejad presents country as defender of peace, says Gulf security undermined by outsiders.

October 28, 2012 12:38
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Iran President Ahmadinejad unveils long-range UAV

Iranian President Ahmadinejad unveils long-range drone 370. (photo credit: REUTERS/Stringer Iran)

DUBAI - Iran possesses drones that are far more advanced than the unmanned aircraft Iranian-backed

He said: "The security of the Persian Gulf has only been undermined when outsiders have been present there. Other than at such points, the Persian Gulf has been completely secure and this security has been created by Iran."

Iranian officials have said previously that the country could block the Strait of Hormuz, a vital waterway for the world's sea-borne oil trade, or strike US military bases in the region if it is attacked.

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