After rejecting a deal aimed at reducing its nuclear capabilities, Iran began a five-day series of air-defense war games, designed to be a show of force against pre-emptive attacks on its nuclear facilities. The exercise will take place in areas of the country that house nuclear facilities and will involve the regular military along with the Revolutionary Guards. In spite of many suspicions to the contrary, Iranian officials maintain that the tests are for peaceful purposes and are simply a preventative measure to defend the facilities’ airspace. Israel is reportedly still considering military action as a means of preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons.
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