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Iran arms over 50 cities with defense system amid heightened tension with US

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Iran has armed 51 cities and cities with a civil protection system aimed to answer any international assault as tensions with the U.S. have mounted in latest weeks.

The defenses will allow Iran’s arms forces to “establish and monitor threats through the use of round the clock software program based on the kind of the menace and danger,” Deputy Protection Minister Basic Mehdi Farahi stated Saturday, based on a Reuters report. 

“Today, relying on the power of nations, the type of battles has turn into extra sophisticated,” he added.

Folks gesture and wave former flags of Iran as they protest exterior the Antwerp prison court docket through the trial of 4 individuals, together with an Iranian diplomat and Belgian-Iranian couple, in Antwerp Feb. 4, 2021. 
(Dirk Waem/Belga/AFP through Getty Photos)

Farahi didn’t title any particular international locations Tehran may very well be focused by however famous that standard warfare has largely been changed by cyber, organic and radioactive assault ways.

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The defensive measures come as navy tensions within the Purple Sea escalated this week when Iran’s navy tried to seize a number of U.S. drones from worldwide waters.

The primary incident occurred Monday when an Iranian ship tried to grab a U.S. drone within the Persian Gulf by towing it behind its vessel earlier than the U.S. fifth Fleet dispatched a helicopter and ship to cease the Iranian crew. 

This photo released by the U.S. Navy shows the Iranian Revolutionary Guard ship Shahid Bazair, left, towing a U.S. Navy Saildrone Explorer in the Persian Gulf Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. 

This photograph launched by the U.S. Navy reveals the Iranian Revolutionary Guard ship Shahid Bazair, left, towing a U.S. Navy Saildrone Explorer within the Persian Gulf Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. 
(U.S. Navy)

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Iran went additional in its second try Thursday when a warship seized and detained two U.S. sea drones working close to each other in worldwide waters.

The U.S. fifth Fleet once more detected the seizure and dispatched two destroyers and a helicopter, the Pentagon stated Friday night. 

The helicopter then approached the Iran warship and located the crew of the Iranian vessel trying to cowl up the ocean drones with tarps.

In this frame grab from Iranian state television, Iranian navy sailors throw an American sea drone overboard in the Red Sea Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022.

On this body seize from Iranian state tv, Iranian navy sailors throw an American sea drone overboard within the Purple Sea Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022.
(Iranian state tv through AP)

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“The Iranians knew they have been within the flawed,” a U.S. official informed Fox Information. “This was deliberate. The U.S. fifth Fleet has been working these methods for the reason that fall of final 12 months.” 

The Iranian ship launched the ocean vessels Friday morning. 

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