February 20th, 2012
Iran announced Monday that its aerial defense forces have embarked on a drill meant to contend with the threats to strike the country’s nuclear facilities.
Iranian news agency Fares reported that the drill started in the Bushehr region, where one of Iran’s nuclear reactors is located. According to the report, aerial defense forces embarked on “tactical maneuvers in order to boost preparedness for coping with possible threats on the homeland, and especially on its vital and sensitive nuclear centers.”
The drill will last four days and is expected to include the launching of anti-aircraft missiles.
Meanwhile, the director general of Iran’s national oil company warned Monday that should the European Union uphold its decision to impose an oil embargo on Iran starting July, Tehran will stop exporting oil to six European countries even before that.
This article was posted: Monday, February 20, 2012 at 8:46 am