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Iran Launches Military Exercise

An Iranian military exercise in November 2006 (Fars) February 19, 2007 -- Iran's Revolutionary Guard today began three days of military exercises planned for 16 of the country's 30 provinces. .

The official IRNA news agency says the war games -- code-named Eqtedar (Power Maneuver) -- began with the firing of short-, medium-, and long-range missiles.

The exercises come at a time of mounting tension with the United States over Iran's nuclear program and allegations that Tehran is arming militants in Iraq.


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