Source: Press TV
Iran's Air Force plans to stage a large-scale combat and defensive drills to
beef up deterrence against threats from the US and Israel.
Air Force commander Brigadier General Ahmad Miqani said Tuesday that the armed forces would conduct a military exercise, dubbed Defenders of the Sky of Velayat, to enhance aerial capabilities.
The Iranian Air Force will prove its dominance by immediately crushing anyone who dares to try and penetrate Iran's airspace, said Brig. Gen. Miqani.
Saeqeh jet fighters (file photo)
The extensive air maneuvers will follow the six-day drills held by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) directed at demonstrating Iran's defensive ballistic power.
The most recent UN nuclear watchdog report concluded that there is no link between the use of nuclear material and the 'alleged studies' of weaponization attributed to Iran by Western countries.
While claiming that the West is committed to a diplomatic solution, the US and Israel have repeatedly threatened Iran with the use of military force.
Iran has warned that should the country come under attack, it will target Israel and set US interests in the Persian Gulf ablaze.
Israel drills sought Iran defense infoIsrael's military exercise in June was reportedly conducted to put to test the Russian-made air-defense missile system supplied to Iran.
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