Monday, 2 July 2012

Iran To Fire Missiles In Desert



 Iran are to fire ballistic and other missiles at desert targets during three days of war games starting July 2 in a warning to threats of military action by Israel and the United States.
 
Iran“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.
“These maneuvers 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 war games, these exercises appeared to underline Tehran’s threat to strike US military bases in neighboring countries — in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia .

Hajizadeh said the war games, titled Great Prophet 7, would “test the accuracy of missile warheads and systems” by hitting the mock camps in the Kavir Desert in central Iran.

He mentioned two types of ballistic missiles that would be used: the Qiam, which has an estimated range of around 500 kilometers (300 miles), or 750 kilometers according to Iranian media.
 

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