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Sunday, January 21, 2007

Iran to conduct missile war games

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran plans to conduct missile war games during a three-day period beginning Sunday, state-run television reported.

The war games will be carried out near Garmsar city, about 60 miles southeast of Tehran, according to the broadcast.

"Zalzal and Fajr-5 missiles will be test fired in the war game," the broadcast quoted an unnamed military commander, as saying. Both are considered short-range missiles.

The exercise will be the first by Iran since the
U.N. Security Council imposed sanctions on December 23, which banned selling materials and technology that could be used in Iran's nuclear and missile programs and the freezing of assets of 10 Iranian companies and individuals.

Earlier in November Iran test-fired dozens of missiles — including the Shahab-3 that can reach

Iran held three large-scale military exercises last year. In its April exercises, Iran tested what it called an "ultra-horizon" missile, which is fired from helicopters and jets, and the Fajr-3 missile, which can reportedly evade radar and use multiple warheads to hit several targets simultaneously.
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