Iranian Army Plans Missile Drill, Commander Says
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan announced on Saturday that his forces will stage several war games in the coming months, one of which will include firing of missiles.
Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Saturday, the commander said the Army Ground Force plans to stage 6 military drills until the end of the current Iranian year (March 19, 2016).
One of the exercises, he added, is a missile drill that will be carried out with the approval of the Armed Forces General Staff.
While Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) finalized the text of a lasting agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program on July 14, Iranian officials have time and again noted that the country’s military capabilities would not be affected by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or a resolution that the United Nations Security Council passed later to endorse the JCPOA.
On Friday, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said the IRGC plans to hold a ballistic missile maneuver in the near future.
Earlier in August, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi also underlined that the country’s missile tests will be carried out on schedule, according to plans endorsed by Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.