Headlines: Iran Unveils 'Friendship' Drone
22 Aug 2010 18:11
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Report: Mortazavi suspended
EA | Aug 22, 2010
Rah-e-Sabz is reporting that former Tehran Prosecutor General Saeed Mortazavi and two other senior officials have been suspended from their posts after an Iranian court ruled they had a part in the post-election abuses at Kahrizak Prison, in which three detainees are officially acknowledged to have been killed.
Iran unveils first bomber drone
BBC | Aug 22, 2010
Iran has unveiled what it says is its first domestically built unmanned bomber -- or drone.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the plane could serve as a "messenger of death", but that its key message was one of friendship.
Iranian state TV later showed the "Karrar" aircraft in flight.
It said it had a range of 1,000km (620 miles) and could carry two 250-pound (115kg) bombs, or a precision bomb of 500 pounds.