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Iran 'will arm Palestinians' after Israeli drone downed

Aug. 25, 2014 11:48 A.M. (Updated: Aug. 25, 2014 11:48 A.M.)
TEHRAN (AFP) -- Tehran will "accelerate" arming Palestinians in the occupied West Bank in retaliation for Israel deploying a spy drone over Iran, which was shot down, a military commander said on Monday.

"We will accelerate the arming of the West Bank and we reserve the right to give any response," said General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh, commander of aerial forces of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards, in a statement on their official website sepahnews.com.

The warning comes a day after the Guards said they had brought down an Israeli stealth drone above the Natanz uranium enrichment site in the center of the country.

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