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TEHRAN – Iran announced that it has built the world’s first flying saucer.

The Iranian News Agency announced the unveiling of the Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamene Flying Saucer in a special ceremony last week. The unmanned craft is aparently intended largely for aerial imaging and spotting infidels that may be hovering above Iran in outer space.

The flying saucer is named “Zohal” (which translates to “Saturn” in Persian) and is part of a “new generation of vertical flyers,” according to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who said:

“We have created the greatest flying saucer ever made in the universe! ”

Zohal, designed and developed jointly by Farnas Aerospace Company and Iranian Aviation and Space Industries Association (IASIA), can be used for various missions, specially for aerial imaging.

The flying machine is equipped with an auto-pilot system, GPS (Global Positioning System) and two separate imaging systems with full HD 10 mega-pixel picture quality and is able to take and send images simultaneously.

But Ahmadinejad said that the flying saucer will be operated by several aliens from Planet Zeeba.  These aliens are close friends of the Iranian government – according to Ahmadinejad.

Zohal uses a small, portable navigation and monitoring center for transmission of data and images and can fly in both outdoor and indoor spaces.

There are some skeptics.  “No way they made a flying saucer,” said Chuck Bench, chief astrophysicist at NASA.  “It’s a fake.”

“It is not a fake. Chuck Bench is a fake,” said Ahmadinejad.  “We have beat NASA once again, and they are jealous!”