Iran plays for time in war of words with UN

Iranian TV has been showing long columns of army jeeps and other vehicles moving out of several cities across Iran, heading for the country’s biggest military manoeuvres to date.

26th August, 2006

Iranian TV has been showing long columns of army jeeps and other vehicles moving out of several cities across Iran, heading for the country’s biggest military manoeuvres to date.

Bystanders are seen watching and occasionally waving, as the commentary speaks of the armed forces’ preparedness to face the enemies.

‘‘These military manoeuvres are designed to show off our military strength to the enemies,” said a top general.

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