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Iran conducts military exercises and warns Israel

Teheran’s military exercises took place after US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan met with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett during nuclear agreement negotiations.

Taken on December 22, 2021, this photo shows an explosion behind a soldier during a joint exercise called “The Great Prophet 17” southwest of Iran. (Reuters)

Iran launched multiple ballistic missiles at the end of five days of military exercises, saying the general was a warning to the enemy Israel.

“These exercises were designed to respond to recent threats from the Zionist administration,” Army Chief of Staff Major Mohammad Bagheri told state television on Friday.

“16 missiles aimed at selected targets and annihilated them. This exercise deployed some of the hundreds of Iranian missiles that could destroy a country that had the courage to attack Iran.” He added.

The training took place after Jake Sullivan, U.S. National Security Adviser, met with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Wednesday in opposition from the Jewish state to efforts to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement. increase.

Bennett accused Iran of “nuclear blackmail” and accused the proceeds from the sanctions of being used to obtain weapons to harm the Israelis.

Israeli leaders have also hinted at attacking Iran.

Iran says it just wants to develop a private nuclear program, but Western countries say they can use their stocks of enriched uranium to develop nuclear weapons.

read more: Iran’s nuclear negotiations to resume in Vienna next week

Clear violation of UN resolution

In a statement released in London, the British Foreign Ministry accused the use of Iran’s ballistic missiles as a “threat to regional and international security.”

“The launch is a clear breach of UN Security Council resolution 2231, and Iran demands that it do not carry out activities related to ballistic missiles designed to launch nuclear weapons-using ballistic missile technology. Including launches, “said the spokesman. ..

Iran’s military exercises, called Payambar-e-Azadm or “Great Prophet,” began on Monday in the states of Bushehr, Hormozgan, and Khuzestan, each bordering the Gulf.

“Military exercises are … a serious warning to Zionist government officials,” said Maj. Gen. Hossein Salami of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

“Make a small mistake and cut their hands.”

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Source: AFP

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