Iran Army to stage anti-terrorism maneuver: Commander

To defend our country, we will use every weapon, except nuclear, chemical and microbiological weapons, Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said.

The Iranian Army’s Ground Forces will stage “anti-terrorism” military exercises outside Tehran in the coming days, the forces’ commander says.

“The Ground Forces’ anti-terrorism maneuver will be held in accordance with Daesh threats outside Tehran within the next few days,” Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan told reporters on Tuesday.

He added that the Aviation Unit of the Ground Forces will also use helicopters during the drill.

“To defend our country, we will use every weapon, barring nuclear, chemical and microbiological weapons, and we know that upgrading our defense power is of great significance,” said Pourdastan.

“We will nip in the bud any threat meant to affect Iran and the Islamic Republic,” he added.

On November 15, Iran’s Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said the terrorist attacks in France and Lebanon are also an alert to the Islamic Republic, which should take action to exercise more vigilance.

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