A prominent Iranian lawmaker says Tehran has pictures of sensitive Israeli military bases taken by an unmanned aircraft launched by Lebanon's Hezbollah and downed by Israel earlier this month.
Ismaeil Kowsari also says Iranian-backed Hezbollah possesses more sophisticated Iranian-made drones than the one downed, drones that can carry weapons.
Kowsari's remarks are the first claims by Iran that it has images of Israeli military bases from drone flights, apparently via live transmission during the mission.
His comments were carried today by the semiofficial Mehr news agency. Iran has claimed that Iranian-made surveillance drones had made dozens of apparently undetected flights into Israeli airspace from Lebanon in recent years.
An Israeli official rejected the account. He spoke on condition of anonymity because an Israeli military
investigation is still under way.