Iran has unveiled what it says is the biggest drone ever developed by the Islamic Republic.
Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan says the aircraft has a range that could cover much of the Middle East -- including Israel. He says it's a strategic addition to Iran's military capabilities.
"Sanctions by enemies can't create an obstacle in the path of progress for our defense industries," the official IRNA news agency quoted Dehghan as saying.
Iran is pursuing military self-sufficiency and frequently announces technological breakthroughs, although most cannot be independently confirmed.