Iran arrests two main actors in Isfahan attack, 'Israel' culpable
Iranian intelligence arrests the two main actors in the Isfahan drone attack, which targeted a military site in the city.
The Iranian security forces detained the main actors in the attack carried out via drones on a military site in Isfahan, officiant Iranian media reported on Friday.
A statement by the Intelligence of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps and the Ministry of Intelligence confirmed "the arrest of the main actors in the failed attack that targeted the defense center in Isfahan."
"The process of identifying and arresting the terrorists was carried out with the participation of the Intelligence Organization of the IRGC, the Ministry of Intelligence, and the Defense Intelligence Agency," the statement said.
"The investigations, still ongoing, have confirmed the involvement of the Zionist entity in directing and supporting terrorists in carrying out the attack," the statement concluded.
Iranian state television aired a video of the complex of the Iranian Ministry of Defense in Isfahan, which was attacked in late January by three drones.
The footage showed that the complex had only suffered minor damages on its roof while showing that work inside the structure was proceeding normally.
The scenes also showed some parts of the used drones' wreckage after they were shot down by the Iranian air defenses.
The Defense Ministry issued a statement saying one of three Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs) attacking the defense equipment manufacturing complex in Isfahan was downed by a defense system stationed inside the facility.
In light of the recent failed drone attack, the Wall Street Journal reported that "Israel carried out a drone strike targeting a defense compound in Iran," and that the US and "Israel" were both looking for "new ways" to "contain Tehran’s nuclear and military ambitions."
The report confirms three things: the first, is that "Israel" is indeed the author of such aggression.
Second, the drone attack demonstrated a clear show of despair as the US and "Israel" scramble to look for new ways to weaken Iran.
Third, the West is once again undermining Iran's efforts to push for a peace agenda via the revival of the JCPOA agreement.
The report states that this marks the first attack carried out under the new far-right coalition government led by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who just recently conducted one of the most violent raids against Palestinians in Jenin.
The strike also comes as Israeli and US officials are "discussing new ways to combat Iran’s 'destabilizing' operations, including its deepening military cooperation with Russia," the report states.
In May 2022, "Israel" reportedly conducted a similar aggression that Iran thwarted by taking down quadcopter drones on a military facility.
In 2021, another similar attack occurred when Iran’s Atomic Energy Agency said it had thwarted an attack by two quadcopter drones.
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