Iran Rejects Israel’s Claim of Downing Iranian Drone As ‘Ridiculous’

Iran Rejects Israel’s Claim of Downing Iranian Drone As ‘Ridiculous’

February 11, 2018 Niamh Harris Middle East, News 1

Iran has dismissed as “ridiculous” Israels claims that it had intercepted an Iranian drone launched from Syria.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said: “The claim about the flight of an Iranian drone and Iran’s involvement in the downing of a Zionist fighter jet is so ridiculous that it does not merit a comment”

He also stressed that Iran has advisory presence in Syria at the request of the country’s legitimate and lawful government.

Defending the Syrian army’s reaction to Israel, he said: “The government and army of Syria as an independent country have a legitimate right to defend [the country’s] territorial integrity and counter any type of foreign aggression”

Press TV reports: The Iranian spokesperson emphasized that the “illegitimate” Israeli regime cannot cover up its atrocities and crimes against Muslim nations in the region by playing a blame game and spreading lies.