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Iran Holds Surprise Military Drill on Azerbaijan Border, Cites Threat from ‘Zionist Regime’

Iran held military drills near its border with Azerbaijan on Tuesday, dismissing complaints from its neighbor by invoking Iranian “sovereignty” and declaring it “will not tolerate the presence of the Zionist regime near our borders.” Azerbaijan is a majority-Muslim nation that has warm relations with Israel, which evidently makes it part of the “Zionist regime” in the eyes of Iran.

A handout picture provided by the Iranian Army official website on September 10, 2020, shows an Iranian rocket being fired during a military exercise in the Gulf, near the strategic strait of Hormuz in southern Iran. - The Iranian navy began a three-day exercise in the Sea of Oman near …

Russia Pledges to Hold over 4,000 Military Drills in 2019

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu pledged on Tuesday to hold over 4,000 military drills over the course of 2019, as well as around 8,500 practical combat training events as the Putin regime seeks to shore up its military preparation.

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China Holds Naval Exercises Off Korean Coast While Japan Ponders Chinese, North Korean Threats

Japan’s annual defense report is focused on the threat from North Korea, but it also has a good deal to say about China. Those two Japanese concerns converge in a live-fire exercise held by the Chinese Navy off the Korean coast this week, in which dozens of different types of missiles were tested, air intercepts were simulated, ground assaults were practiced, and submarines prowled the waters.

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South Korea Conducts Joint Drill with U.S. B-1B Bombers

South Korean fighter jets are scheduled to train with two American B-1B Lancer supersonic bombers on Tuesday, a demonstration of cooperation and military power at a moment when questions about the new South Korean administration linger and anger at North Korea is mounting over the murder of American college student Otto Warmbier.

IN FLIGHT - OCTOBER 26: A B-1B Lancer gears its engines up as it attempts to set multiple international aircraft speed records during the 2003 Edwards Air Force Base Open House and Air Show October 26, 2003 during the 2003 Edwards Air Force Base Open House and Air Show. The …

Iran, China Hold Joint Military Drills in Persian Gulf

State sponsor of terror Iran and communist China began holding a joint military exercise in the Persian Gulf this week, where provocative clashes between the U.S. Navy and ships from the Islamic Republic have escalated in recent years.

In this picture taken on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, and released by the semi-official Fars News Agency, Iranian warship Alborz, foreground, prepares before leaving Iran's waters. Iran dispatched a naval destroyer and another logistic vessel, Wednesday to waters near Yemen as the United States quickened weapons supply to the Saudi-led …