Iran starts aerial defense maneuver: TV (UPDATE)
Iran started a large-scale joint aerial defense maneuver on Sunday to prepare itself for any potential attack against the country, Xinhua quoted state television as reporting.
The five-day war game will cover about 600,000 square kilometers of central, western and southern parts of Iran, the report said, adding that both the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps and Iran's regular armed forces will participate in the exercises dubbed "Asemane Velayat 2."
Brigadier General Ahmad Miqani, head of the air-defense headquarters of Iran's armed forces said on Saturday that the maneuver is aimed at developing the country's aerial defense against any potential attacks -- especially on the country's nuclear plants.
Miqani also noted that Iran has all the necessary information about the enemies' equipment who will find it impossible to violate Iran's airspace.