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War game to be staged next week

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Sept 14, IRNA
Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar said that the maneuver code-named 'Defenders of Velayat' will be held as of Monday.

Speaking to reporters at the end of a cabinet session on Sunday, he further said that the war game may begin next Monday.

The minister also said that all the war game mainly seeks to promote military capability and test the tactics of the armed forces.

Domestically-made military equipment are usually test-fired during such events, he said.

"We will take every necessary measure to help strengthen the armed forces' defense capabilities," he noted.

In response to a question about the country's reaction to the recent threats posed by the US and Israel, he said that such threats have been common to the nation and are of no effect.

"They pose such threats as a result of their weakness," he said.


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