War games are underway in Iran as the country puts its defensive prowess on display: Radar and signal detection equipment was turned on around 4,200 miles of borderland; military forces went on alert; and six planes staged a mock raid, likely simulating a US or Israeli attack on nuclear facilities, reports the Los Angeles Times. Officials called it the country’s biggest war games ever.
“We are repeatedly warned that we should be ready for any surprise attacks of the US and the Zionist regime," a draftee told the Times. "We are also told that we can demolish all of Israel in a day or so in case of any attack." Iran will soon debut a homemade Russian-style air defense system, Tehran said; experts aren't so sure about the claim.
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