Iran: authorities denounce a drone attack on a military site

In a context of tensions linked to the nuclear issue and the war in Ukraine, the Iranian authorities affirmed, on Sunday January 29, that they had repelled a drone attack against a military site overnight. According to the Ministry of Defense, it was carried out on Saturday around 11:30 p.m. (9 p.m. French time), without causing any casualties and causing “minor damage to the roof” of a building of a military complex in Isfahan, a large city in central Iran.

A total of three quadricopters, drones with four rotors, targeted “an ammunition manufacturing plant” located in the north of the city, then specified the press agency Irna. One of these drones, less damaged than the others, “was handed over to the security forces stationed at the complex”according to the agency.

“A cowardly act” denounced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs

“A cowardly act was carried out today to make Iran less secure”, condemned the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian. But “Such actions cannot affect the will of our experts for the development of peaceful nuclear energy”he added to the press.

The announcement of this attack comes in a tense context against the backdrop of a protest movement in Iran after the death of Mahsa Amini in September, persistent differences on the nuclear issue and accusations by some countries of supplies by Tehran of drones to the Russian army for the war in Ukraine.

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