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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 …