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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Defiant Iran holds military drill

A defiant Iran on Saturday held a military exercise to test missile and radar systems, a day after the administration of President Donald Trump imposed new sanctions on it, reports Fox News.

The aim of the exercise, held in Semnan province, was to “showcase the power of Iran’s revolution and to dismiss the sanctions,” Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards website said.

During the drill, according to Fox News,a senior commander of Iran’s Revolution Guard said the country’s missiles will come down on the country’s enemies if they do wrong.

“If the enemy does not walk the line, our missiles come down on them,” Gen. Amir Ali Haijazadeh threatened.

Iranian state news agencies reported the military exercise would test home-made missile systems, radars, command and control centers and cyber warfare systems.

On Friday, the Treasury Department announced new sanctions on 25 individuals and companies connected to Iran's ballistic missile program and those providing support to the Revolutionary Guard Corps' Qods Force.

That included three separate networks linked to supporting the missile program.
Other entities that were targeted include trading networks associated with Iran's missile program and a network accused of providing cash transfers to Hezbollah, Iran’s Lebanon-based terror proxy. READ MORE