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Iran holds nuclear defence exercise

2012-02-20 20:02

Tehran - Iran on Monday began a four-day military exercise aimed at improving defence mechanisms at its nuclear sites, the official news agency Irna reported.

The exercises were being held over large areas of southern Iran and were meant as preparation for a probable military strike, said a military statement carried by Irna. No further details were given.

Iran has recently increased military exercises as international tensions grow over its alleged nuclear weapons programme, with Israel saying they have not ruled out military strikes.

Iranian leaders say their Shahab missiles have a range of 2 000km, meaning they could reach any part of Israel.

Comments
  • elewies - 2012-02-20 20:59

    Why shouldn't Iran have nukes? Israel have about 300 - 500 nuclear weapons (the exact number is not known) and they have the backing of the US. Iran is a threat to Israel and Israel is a threat to Iran. Either both should be allowed to have nukes or neither should be allowed...

      mundu.olewega - 2012-02-20 22:20

      Iran is run by a bunch of crazies, thats why.

      cameronrh1 - 2012-02-20 23:10

      Difference between Israel and Iran, Israel wont use them, Iran would. Iran has threatened to wipe Israel off the map countless times, Israel has not.

  • Francisco - 2012-02-20 22:32

    Iran whit a nuclear bomb, will be the same as kid whit is first air gun, a danger to any live big or small.

  • Garth - 2012-02-21 09:20

    '. . . military exercise aimed at improving defence mechanisms at its nuclear sites.' Is this now confirmation that they have nuclear weapons? To the idiot warmongers above, Fido and Puttsrick, your support for a terrorist-supporting, religion-fractured nation is disturbing. What does the world gain by having another nuclear armed country? What does the world gain by having those arms at the behest of religious radicals? And islamic radicals to boot? The only sense in this forum comes from the latter part of elewies's post: ` . . . or neither should be allowed...'.

      Fred - 2012-02-22 21:23

      They don't ... and won't. The freer world will make sure of that. It would take twelve to twenty-four months for the Iranian regime to create a nuclear weapon, from the time they start the process. The freer world is keeping a very close eye on the situation. The Iranian regime will not get away it. More importantly, Ahmedinejad and his Ayahtolla cronies are about to be removed from power by the Iranian people.

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