Tehran Interim Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Mohammad-Ali Movahhedi-Kermani
Tehran Interim Friday Prayers Leader has praised the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) for recent capturing of a US spy drone over the Persian Gulf, saying it shows Iranâ€™s superior technology.
â€œThis spy aircraft had been made by the US using the highest technology. However, Iran managed to take control of it with its higher technology and, in fact, hunted it,â€ Ayatollah Mohammad-Ali Movahhedi-Kermani said.
An IRGC commander said on Wednesday that the Islamic Republic has fully extracted data from the US spy drone, which was captured by Iranian forces over the Persian Gulf upon its intrusion into Iranian airspace on Tuesday.
Iran has released footage of the captured drone, which is a long-endurance aircraft manufactured by Insitu, a subsidiary of Boeing.
Pentagon spokesman George Little acknowledged on Friday that the unmanned aerial vehicle that Iran captured is a US-made ScanEagle.
Referring to the recent developments in Syria, Ayatollah Movahhedi-Kermani said foreign intervention is fanning the flames of crisis in the Arab state.
â€œWhat is this situation which they have created [?]; they should let Syrian people to solve their problems. Of course, this country (Syria) needs reforms but they should be carried out by the people of Syria.â€
The cleric further pointed out that the enemies of Damascus aggravate the crisis in the country because Syria is in the frontline of resistance against Israel.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Many people, including large numbers of security forces, have been killed in the turmoil.
The Syrian government says the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of militants are foreign nationals.