Saturday, March 9, 2013

Iran Army Begins Drills in Khuzestan

Iranian Army Ground Forces have launched 3-day military exercises, codenamed Khatam al-Anbia, in the oil-rich southwestern province of Khuzestan. Deputy Ground Forces Commander Brig. Gen. Kioumars Heidari told reporters today that the army will test-fire three types of “new” missiles during the drills. Gen. Heidari added that the missiles have already undergone lab tests. (Fars News Agency/Press TV, 9 March)

UPDATE: Iranian news agencies quoting the commander of Army's ground forces, Brig. Gen. Ahmad-Reza Pourdastan, now say the test-firing of the new missiles will be held at another exercise "before the end of the current Iranian new year." The new year starts on 20 March. Pourdastan also said the Khatam al-Anbia drills in Khuzestan "ended with success." (IRNA, 11 March)

File photo: Fateh-110 in an August 2012 file photo (Fars News Agency)


Anonymous said...

That is good that Iran is keeping its military ready. In any case, the Zionist Debka gossiping ladies in the low-rent Tel-Aviv apartment who excel at sheer baloney are a bit gloomy these days.

Western optimism on Iran’s nuclear program comes from three major US concessions in Kazakhstan to which Israel strongly objects: Fordo stays open, 20-percent uranium enrichment continues and low-grade Iranian uranium stocks will not leave the country. One Israeli official summed this up for debkafile as “a huge Iranian success and total defeat for Israel.”

mat said...

It has taken 34 long years for the U.S. to think of messing with IRAN.

B.M.A said...

LONG LIVE ISLAMIC IRAN!-the Nation that will toss history's most BOISTEROUS EMPIRE-a u.s.a, into the dark pit of history!!.

Anonymous said...

They need to practice on their target acquisition and not hit civilian cities.