Iran has unveiled what it says is its first domestically built unmanned – or drone – bomber, which it has nicknamed the ‘Ambassador of Death’.
It said it had a range of 1,000km (620 miles) and could carry two 250-pound (115kg) bombs, or a precision bomb of 500 pounds.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told reporters, “This jet is a messenger of honour and human generosity and a saviour of mankind, before being a messenger of death for enemies of mankind.”
We sent our reporters out onto the streets to find out what you thought about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad creating ever more dangerous weapons.
|“I don’t see any reason to be overly concerned. I grew up on a street with an Ambassador of Death, and he hardly ever killed anyone.”|
Maureen Davies, Community Activist
|“Well, I admire their stance in stoning to death adulterous women. Are they also planning to drop these bombs on adulterous women? That seems more than fair enough to me.”|
John Smith, Recently Divorced
|“Look, it’s fine, come and speak to me again when they invent a flying death machine that can reach Surrey.”|
Aaron Sutton, Surrey Resident
|“He is just another lunatic in a long list of lunatics with access to dangerous weapons, and the others turned out just fine. If you ignore all the wars and millions dead and that.”|
Agnes O’Sullivan, Republican