Iran has commenced a massive training exercise to protect its “nuclear centers” from potential air strikes. The deputy military chief says pre-emptive strikes will be launched if Iran feels its national interests are under threat, Reuters reports.
The four-day drill will unite missile defense systems, radars and interceptor planes in southern Iran.
The Iranian operation codenamed “Sarollah,” which translates as God’s Vengeance, is aimed at improving cooperation between Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard and its regular army. It will cover a total area of 190,000 square kilometers and reinforce “the integrated abilities of the country’s anti-air defenses,” said a statement from Iran’s missile defense operations.
“Our strategy now is that if we feel our enemies want to endanger Iran’s national interests, and want to decide to do that, we will act without waiting for their actions,” Mohammad Hejazi told Fars news agency.
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