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    Iran to Hold Military Exercises on November 17-18 Amid 'New Threats'

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    Iran is planning to begin a two-day large-scale military exercises called "Prophet Muhammad 3" on Tuesday in the north-east of the country over the new threats the country could face, the Commander of Iran's Ground Forces said.

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The necessity to improve the security and defense of Iran arose over new threats coming from terrorist groups, the commander of the Armed Forces, Reza Pourdastan, said in a Monday statement.

    "The Islamic Republic Republic of Iran has faced with a new threat — proxy wars, in which the actors are terrorist groups," he said.

    Infantry, artillery and armed vehicles are expected to take part in the exercises, according to the statement.


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