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Iran Carries Out Military Exercises Near Nuclear Sites

Iran's uranium-enrichment complex at Natanz in central Iran is a key element of its disputed nuclear program.
Iran says it has carried out military exercises near its nuclear facilities this year.

A senior Revolutionary Guards commander, Ahmad Miqati, told the semi-official Mehr news agency that the exercises were carried "in various places like Fordu, Natanz, and Bushehr this year. The drills were exactly like real combats."

Iran said earlier this week it had developed its own version of the Russian S-300 missile system and soon would test-fire it.

Moscow refused to deliver the system to Tehran in order to comply with UN sanctions.