This Iranian Commander Kept Secret That Israeli F-35 Stealth Fighters Had Violated Iran Airspace

Dario Leone
Reuters

Dario Leone

Security, Middle East

The power of stealth demonstrated.

This Iranian Commander Kept Secret That Israeli F-35 Stealth Fighters Had Violated Iran Airspace

Israel has praised the Lockheed Martin F-35 as a “game-changer”.

Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) commander Brigadier General Farzad Ismaili, who had been in office since 2010, has been fired by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei after he kept secret that Israeli Air Force (IAF) F-35 stealth fighters had violated Iran’s airspace, the Kuwaiti daily Al Jarida reported on Saturday.

The newspaper emphasized that it was the original media source that exposed the Israeli raids, which had taken place in March 2018. Al Jarida cited senior Iranian military who said that only following its March report did the intelligence services of the Revolutionary Guards and the Iranian intelligence ministry begin to investigate the case, under Khamenei’s direct orders.

According to the newspaper’s investigation, “the IAF F-35 “Adir” planes penetrated Iran’s airspace, circled high above Tehran, Karajrak, Isfahan, Shiraz and Bandar Abbas – and photographed Iran’s air defense system.”

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