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Iran Military Stages Mock Warplane Interception

Iran staged a mock interception of enemy warplanes attacking its nuclear facilities as part of its biggest military exercises to improve the state's readiness to respond to aggression.

Senior Revolutionary Guards commander Ahmad Mighani told state media that "hypothetical enemy planes crossed into Iranian air space."

Also, Commander Hamid Arjangi, a spokesman for the exercise, is quoted by IRNA news agency as saying that "warnings were given and our jets carried out interception operations."

The five-day exercise began on November 16.

compiled from agency reports