Iran begins large scale military drills

Iran begins large scale military drills

POSTED: Monday, November 12, 2012 - 9:00am

UPDATED: Monday, November 12, 2012 - 9:04am

Iran's military started a large scale air defense drill in the country's east monday. According to Iranian officials the drill includes jet fighters, drones, air defense systems and about 8000 troops.

The exercise is scheduled to last seven days. The maneuvers come amid escalating tensions between Iran and the west over Tehran's suspected nuclear program.

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