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07/04/12

Iran fires missile at 'sea target' in missile war game

Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran

On the last day of missile exercises by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps "the Persian Gulf anti-ship missile" was fired at designated sea target, the Sepah News reported on its website on Wednesday.


Photos: Iran starts missile drills, tests missiles with 1300-km range

In addition to the firing of the missile, IRGC fighter jets bombarded the "predetermined targets" and UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) conducted their activities.

On Tuesday, tens of Shahab 1, 2, and 3, Fateh, Tondar, Zelzal, and Qiam missiles -- with a range of 300 to 1300 kilometers -- were fired from different missile sites across the country at bases modeled on airbases of the extra-regional powers, which had been constructed in the heart of the Semnan desert in north central Iran.

All the domestically-produced missiles successfully hit mock enemy targets.

Missiles will rain on enemy if Iran attacked: general

The commander of the Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) announced on Wednesday that the domestically produced ballistic missiles will rain on the enemy if Iran comes under a military attack.

"We will give a tough, crushing, and regretful response to any threat, and on day of event (day of war) the IRGC missiles will come on the head of the enemies like a lightning," Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh told a press conference as the IRGC held the last day of missile exercises.

War games a response to threats: Commander

The purpose behind the missile war games by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps is to "demonstrate the political will of the Iranian nation to preserve vital values in a symbolic way through firing missiles," deputy IRGC commander said on Tuesday.

"It is a response to those who speak to Iran using politically impolite remarks and say that all options are on the table," Brigadier General Hossein Salami added.

Salami also said that the IRGC has no plan to hold joint military exercises with other countries.

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