OREANDA-NEWS. An unmanned aerial vehicle of the Israel Defense Forces fell on the territory of Lebanon near the border, the press service of the Israeli Armed Forces reports. The report clarifies, that the incident occurred in the course of «operational activities». The Israeli military added that «there is no risk of information leakage».

According to the Al Mayadeen TV channel, the drone was shot down by resistance fighters and is currently in the hands of fighters of the Shiite Hezbollah party.

Israel is still talking about the possibility of taking measures against Iran's nuclear project if necessary, said the Defense Minister of the Jewish state, Beni Gantz, writes today, February 1, The Times of Israel newspaper.

«Iran should not possess nuclear weapons. This is not only in the interests of Israel. This is primarily a global and regional interest», the head of the military department said last Sunday in an interview with an Egyptian TV channel. «The Israel Defense Forces is sticking to the option of taking action against the Iranian nuclear project, if necessary», said Gantz.

Gantz also noted, that Iran's acquisition of nuclear capabilities will lead to an arms race in the Middle East, and that Tehran's support for Lebanon's Hezbollah and Yemen's Houthis also «requires action».