The Iranian Army’s Ground Forces will stage “anti-terrorism” military exercises outside Tehran in 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 armament and we know that upgrading our defense power is of high 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.
A series of coordinated armed attacks and explosions hit Paris on November 13, killing 130 people and injuring some 350 others. On November 12, another 44 people were killed and nearly 240 more sustained injuries when two large explosions rocked a security post in Hussaineya Street in the crowded Borj al-Barajneh neighborhood in a southern suburb of Beirut.
The Takfiri terrorist group of Daesh, which has overrun parts of Iraq and Syria and is tyrannizing the civilian population there, claimed responsibility for the terror strikes in both of the cities.