Iran deploys air defense systems along borders with Iraq

Politics Materials 26 September 2017 16:40 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 26

By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:

Iran’s air defense base has deployed its missile systems along the country’s western frontiers with Iraq, a move aimed at “responding to violations”.

Brigadier-General Alireza Elhami, the deputy commander of the air defense base of Iran, has said the move is aimed at covering the troops of the regular army and the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), who have staged separate drills in the border areas, Tasnim news agency reports.

Elhami added that the forces of the air defense base are prepared to give resolute response to any move aimed at violating his country’s borders.

Ground forces of the Iranian regular army launched massive war games along the country’s western frontier areas hours after the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) started similar drills dubbed “Muharram” in the northwestern regions on Sept. 25.