Iranian Guard Drones in Drill Mirror Those in Saudi Attacks

January 15, 2021


Jon Gambrell


Associated Press

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Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) tested "suicide drones" during a military exercise. The drones resemble so-called "Delta" unmanned vehicles used in a 2019 attack on two locations in Saudi Arabia, Abqaiq and Khurais. While the Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility for this attack, Saudi Arabia, the United States, and the United Nations have linked the drones to Iran. The IRGC also tested solid-fuel Dezful and Zolfaghar ballistic missiles during the military exercise.