Iran Starts War Games
Iran is on the defensive.
To protect the country’s nuclear facilities against possible attacks, the Middle Eastern nation commenced a five-day war games program simulating attacks to the sites. The United States and Israel stated before that they would resort to military attacks to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons.
The games are to be conducted in an area of 600,000 sq km (230,000 sq mi) with the aim of displaying “Iran’s combat readiness and military potentials.”
Iran rejected a proposal by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that it send its low-enriched uranium stocks to Russia and France where it can be converted to fuel rods as this will lessen chances that the stocks will become nuclear weapons.
Permanent members of the UN Security Council – United Kingdom, United States, China, Russia and France – expressed dismay over Iran’s continuing non-cooperation and urged it to reconsider their rejection of the proposal while sanctioning it with restrictions in nuclear material trading, finances and travel.