Iran said it has started mass-producing and using a stealth drone with a range of 700 kilometers (420 miles) that it claims is undetectable to /“We have built a drone with a more than 700-kilometer range which can collect information and shoot films,” the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards, Gen. Yahya Rahim Safavi, told Iran’s Arabic-language satellite news channel /“The material and the shape of this drone make it undetectable for radars, so it cannot be targeted,” he /“The drone has passed its experimental phase, and it is being mass-produced, and we are currently using it in our operations,” Rahim Safavi said without giving more /His announcement comes a few days after troops under his command successfully tested a land-to-sea missile with a range of about 350 kilometers (210 miles) and a new Russian-made air defense missile /Iranian leaders have repeatedly said the Islamic republic’s armed forces are ready for any eventuality in the current standoff with the West over its nuclear /Although the United States has said it wants the standoff resolved through diplomacy, Washington has never ruled out military action to thwart Iran’s atomic /The United States accuses Iran of seeking a nuclear weapon. Tehran vehemently denies the charges, insisting its atomic program is peaceful in nature.

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