Iran flexes muscles with massive military drill

File photo of Iran's Revolutionary Guard members walk on the coast during a drill around Qeshm Island, Iran, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. (AP)

Iran’s state TV says the army has launched an annual infantry drill involving some 12,000 troops.

The State’s run TV quoted Gen. Nozar Nemati as saying that the two-day exercise will unfold over a 190-square mile (500-square kilometer) area in the central Isfahan province.

Nemati said the ground forces will practice new offensive tactics.

Iran regularly holds exercises to display its military preparedness and has vowed to respond strongly to any attack by Israel or the United States, both of which view it as a regional menace.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:58 - GMT 06:58