Tehran: Iran-US war on words is not going to stop. Former President Barack Obama had brought a semblance of normalcy in the long-strained relations between the two nations. Nonehtless, now Trump administration is against trying to put Iran on the mat.
It has imposed fresh restrictions against Iran that used to call the US shaitan-e-azam (big devil). In the meantime Iranian air force on Saturday began a series of military drills that include testing of radar systems and indigenous missiles in defiance of an earlier caution by the US, a media report said.
The West Asian nation in a statement released by the Iranian Army on Sepahnews said that the manoeuvres were underway in an area of 35,000 square km in Semnan, Efe news reported. The drills come amid an escalation of tension with the US, which on Friday imposed 13 sanctions on 13 individuals and 12 entities related to Tehran’s ballistic missile programme. Iran responded with reciprocal measures.