01 Jul '12, 1pm

Iran to fire missiles in desert war games in warning to threats of military action by Israel and the US, guards say

TEHERAN (AFP) - Iran's Revolutionary Guards announced they are to fire ballistic and other missiles at desert targets during three days of war games starting on Monday in a warning to threats of military action by Israel and the United States (US). 'Long-, medium- and short-range surface-to-surface missiles will be fired from different locations in Iran... at replica airbases like those used by out-of-region military forces,' the head of the Guards aerospace division in charge of missile systems, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, said. 'These manoeuvres send a message to the adventurous nations that the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps is standing up to bullies alongside the determined and unified Iranian nation, and will decisively respond to any trouble they cause,' he was quoted as saying by the Guards' official Sepah News website. Although Iran frequently holds w...

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