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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Hamid Arjangi
Iran said Wednesday that unidentified foreign planes violated its airspace six times as the country kicked off its biggest ever air defense drill but that the intruders were intercepted and forced back by Iranian jets.
Iran said Wednesday that unidentified foreign planes violated its airspace six times as the country kicked off its biggest-ever air-defense drill but that the intruders were intercepted and forced back by Iranian jets.
Iran kicked off five days of air-defense war games Tuesday to display the country's capabilities in protecting its nuclear facilities from possible attack, state television reported.
"In all six cases, Air Force jet fighters took off and carried out interception operations ... artillery systems were alerted, targets were identified and necessary warnings were given," Gen. Arjangi was quoted as saying by the official IRNA news agency.
Gen. Arjangi said Iran's radar stations and observation posts picked up on the planes entering Iranian airspace during the five-day drill meant to showcase the country's ability to defend its nuclear facilities from possible attack.