Iran holds nationwide air force drill, latest armed exercise

Iran holds nationwide air force drill, latest armed exercise
Iran has kicked off an annual air force drill across the country, a week after holding another massive exercise in air defense

Iran on Thursday kicked off an annual air force drill across the country, a week after holding another massive exercise in air defense, 国営テレビが報じた.

The report said bombers, jet fighters, and attack and surveillance drones will participate in the drill, using heavy weapons including laser-guided missiles.

It said all Iranian military air bases will participate in the maneuver. Reportedly, Iran has 12 air bases. The report did not say how long the drill will last.

It came a week after Iran held a two-day annual air defense drill in the country’s sprawling central desert, with both the army and the paramilitary 革命防衛隊 taking part.

Iran regularly holds such drills and says they assess the troops’ combat readiness and demonstrate the nation’s military capabilities.

The region remains on edge over Iran’s escalating nuclear program. Talks in Vienna to revive Tehran’s now-tattered 2015 accord with world powers have stalled since June, with no date set for their resumption.

ザ・ 2015 nuclear deal saw テヘラン drastically limit its enrichment of uranium in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. に 2018, 当時の大統領 ドナルド・トランプ unilaterally withdrew アメリカ from the accord, raising tensions across the wider Middle East and sparking a series of attacks and incidents.

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