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Middle East

Iran's 'Ambassador of death' unveiled

iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad yesterday inaugurated the country's first domestically built unmanned bomber aircraft, calling it an "ambassador of death" to Iran's enemies.

The 4-metre-long drone aircraft can carry up to four cruise missiles and will have a range of 620 miles (1,000km), according to a state TV report – not far enough to reach arch-enemy Israel. "The jet, as well as being an ambassador of death for the enemies of humanity, has a main message of peace and friendship," said Mr Ahmadinejad.