Iranian drone shot down in February was weaponized

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"The use of chemical weapons crosses a red line that humanity can no longer tolerate", Mr Yoav Gallant, a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security Cabinet, wrote on Twitter. British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron said the United Kingdom and France had joined in the attack, Reuters reported.

Iran warned of "regional consequences" on Saturday following a wave of punitive strikes in Syria by the United States, Britain and France.

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More broadly, they have voiced concern about Tehran fulfilling its ambition to establish a land corridor from Tehran through Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon to the Mediterranean Sea, a corridor it could use to funnel fighters and transfer weapons to its allies Hizballah and Hamas.

There were also reports by political activists that the Syrian Army's 4th Armored Division, an elite formation commanded by President Bashar al-Assad's brother, Maher al-Assad, as well as the Republican Guard, were also hit in the strikes.

At least six loud explosions were heard in Damascus in the early hours of Saturday and smoke was seen rising over the Syrian capital, a Reuters witness said.

A US embassy spokeswoman confirmed to Reuters that Israel had been notified before the strikes, but she provided no further details. The first air strike ordered by Trump occurred in April a year ago.

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The Israeli military said the drone was based on the Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel, which Iran intercepted during what the United States called a reconnaissance mission in December 2011.

Berman, they added, "can prevent further disparity in Mr. Atilla's treatment" by taking into account the leniency afforded those banks and their employees, both USA and non-US citizens, who violated sanctions.

The official spoke anonymously according to protocol.

"President Trump must also hold Putin accountable for his enabling of the Assad regime's atrocities against the Syrian people", Pelosi said.

Iran, the Hezbollah terror organization's main patron, has threatened to attack the Jewish state over the predawn Monday missile barrage on the air base near Palmyra in central Syria attributed to the Jewish state.

The Iranian drone is eerily similar to a United States drone that Iran captured in 2011.

Russia, another major supporter of the Assad regime, has also denounced the US -led airstrikes.

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