Iran claims drones attack was launched by Israel… as EU considers classing Tehran’s Revolutionary Guards as terrorists
Israel appears to have been behind a drone attack on a military factory in Iran, it was claimed yesterday.
Iran said it intercepted three drones at the targeted building near the city of Isfahan.
There were no casualties or serious damage.
Tehran did not formally assign blame but state TV broadcast comments by MP Hossein Mirzaie saying there was ‘strong speculation’ Israel was behind it.
The drone attack on the Iranian defence facility which Israel was reportedly behind
Despite the large explosion there are no reported casualties or serious damage
This comes amid reports the EU could list Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist group
A strike on Iran would be the first under Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu since his controversial return to office last month.
It came as reports suggested the EU could list Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist group.
Officials in Brussels are building the case against Iran’s military branch in response to its supply of drones to Russia in the war against Ukraine.
Josep Borrell, the EU’s foreign policy chief, said ‘member states are supporting this proposal’ and that ‘many would be in favour’.
Germany and France reportedly backed the idea in a meeting of foreign ministers, according to the Financial Times.
A draft on the measure’s legality could be drawn up within three weeks.