Iranian missiles aimed US bases; Turkey deports Daesh fighters; A massive exercise with Russia begin
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on December 1 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:
Iranian general: Our missiles are aimed at 21 US bases in the region
An Iranian general has warned that Iran’s missile arsenals are aimed at 21 American military bases in the Middle East and the country is prepared for “the greatest war against the greatest enemy.”
In a November 29 speech, at an event in the southern city of Bushehr commemorating 40 years since the establishment of the Basij paramilitary force, Gen. Allahnoor Noorollahi also said that Iran had the ability to raze Haifa and Tel Aviv to the ground.
Noorollahi serves as a top adviser to the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Officers College. His speech was broadcast on Bushehr TV, and was reported on and translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute.
“Iran is the world’s fourth [strongest] missile power after the US, Russia, and China,” he boasted in his comments, which were translated Sunday by the MEMRI watchdog group.
Noorollahi claimed the NATO military alliance had purportedly warned that Iran could launch as many as 20,000 missiles per day, but that the number could actually be higher in a future conflict with the United States.
Turkey deports 21 Daesh fighters in the past three weeks
Turkey continues to deport foreign Daesh fighters captured during its operations in northern Syria.
In the past three weeks, the Turkish authorities have deported 21 foreign Daesh fighters to their countries.
According to information revealed by the Turkish Interior Ministry, the number of foreign Daesh affiliates, detained in Turkish deportation centres, has dropped to 938.
The information showed that 13 among the deported fighters are German citizens, in addition to Belgians, Dutch, Danish, British, and American as well as Irish nationals.
On 11 November, the Turkish Interior Ministry spokesman Ismail Gatakli announced the “beginning of the deportation of terrorists to their country.”
Gtakli indicated at the time that Turkey was determined to deport foreign terrorists, who had been arrested, to their countries.
In early November, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, said that his country is “not a hotel for ISIS [Daesh] fighters countries, nationals of other countries.”
Naval exercises of Iran, Russia, China to begin in late December
Iran, Russia and China will hold joint naval exercises in the Indian Ocean on December 22, 2019 – January 20, 2020, Iranian navy commander Rear Adm. Hossein Khanzadi said on Saturday.
“The aim of those exercises is to ensure collective security and help boost the security in the northern part of the Indian Ocean, where various incidents, including pirate attacks, are taking place,” Iran’s Tasnim news agency quoted the official as saying.
Delegations from the three nations drafted a preliminary plan of the drills in October.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on October 2 that during the upcoming exercises, Russia, China and Iran are intended to train anti-terrorism and anti-piracy efforts. Earlier, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said those drills should not be viewed as a display of hostility to any other country.
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Source: TTI, TASS, MEMO