Iran to Involve All State Forces in Large Military Exercises
16:58 13.03.2016(updated 17:32 13.03.2016)
Iran intends to hold large-scale military exercises for all types of the national armed forces, the country's ground forces commander said on Sunday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Iran plans to hold large-scale military exercises for the national armed forces, the country's ground forces commander said on Sunday.
'In the future, we will definitely conduct military exercises involving more troops and greater cooperation in all directions- on the ground, in the air and at sea,' Brig. Gen. Ahmad Reza Pourdastan was quoted by the Tasnim news agency as saying.
He also said that Iran would not use chemical, biological and nuclear weapons, even if its forces had it at their disposal.
Earlier this week, Iran held nationwide missile exercises, when, in particular, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Forces test-fired two types of Qadr ballistic missiles, both of which successfully hit the targets.
According to the IRGC Aerospace Forces commander Brig. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the drills were aimed at demonstrating Iran's might and at verifying Iran's ballistic missile readiness to counter Iran's 'enemies.'
According to media reports, US Envoy to UN Samantha Power said that Washington would raise the issue of Tehran's 'dangerous' launches during the Monday Security Council consultations.
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