This is an obvious statement to the U.N. and the U.S….
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran began its largest war games in almost a year Monday, just two days ahead of a U.N. Security Council deadline for Iran to halt uranium enrichment or face further economic sanctions.
The elite Revolutionary Guards began three days of ground maneuvers, state-run media reported Monday.
State television said the exercise is the biggest since last March and is taking place in 16 of Iran’s 30 provinces. The broadcast said an estimated 60,000 troops are participating in the maneuvers.
“All weapons possessed by the Guards’ ground force … including new weapons, will be tested during the war games,” Gen. Mohammad Reza Zahedi, commander of the Guards’ ground force, was quoted by the official Islamic Republic News Agency as saying Monday.
The Revolutionary Guards is an elite military corps with more than 200,000 members and its own naval and air forces. It is independent of the regular armed forces and controlled directly by the supreme leader. It oversees vital interests such as oil and natural gas installations and the nation’s missile arsenal.
This is for their own citizens as much as the world. They are going to remain defiant people. They are never going to give up on getting the Islamic Bomb.
This begs the question what is the U.N. going to do about it? It appears Putin has gone off the deep end lately and Russia is sounding like the old USSR. Russia has veto power so if they don’t back a resolution with teeth it cannot happen.