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Iran war games simulate foreign invasion (VIDEO)

Published time: February 19, 2012 15:39
Edited time: February 19, 2012 23:45

Iran war games simulate foreign invasion (VIDEO)

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Iran has demonstrated its war-readiness after extensive military exercises started in central Iran. The country’s elite Revolutionary Guard is simulating a defensive war against a foreign attacker.

The Revolutionary Guard is a religious militia and is considered the support base for President Mahmoud Ahmadinjead. This is the third such exercise in the last 12 months.

The manoeuvres come at the end of a tumultuous week in Iran’s relationship with the West. The Islamic Republic claimed significant progress in its nuclear program, ventured into the Mediterranean with its navy, and was blamed for a series of terrorist attacks on Israeli diplomatic missions.