Tehran: Iran has conducted defence drills
at its sensitive nuclear facilities, a senior commander told
media today, adding that fresh aerial war games will be
launched across the country next week.
"This year, we carried out tactical drills which
resembled real combat in Fordo, Tehran, Natanz, Bushehr and
Isfahan," where the country`s nuclear plants are located, the
Mehr news agency quoted Ahmad Mighani as saying.
Mighani did not specify when exactly the exercises
Iran`s arch-foes Israel and the United States have not
ruled out a resort to military action to prevent it developing
a nuclear weapons capability, an ambition it strongly denies.
Mighani said the armed forces will stage a new
five-day air defence drill from Tuesday "all over the country
in order to improve defence capability," the Fars news agency
Iran`s armed forces regularly conduct such exercises
to show off the country`s military prowess and test-fire what
they boast are home-made missiles.
Following the latest package of UN sanctions on Iran,
Russia refused to deliver long sought-after S-300
A top commander said on Wednesday that Iran would soon
test its own version of the S-300. It was unclear whether that
would be during the upcoming war games.