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Iranian media reported Tehran would conduct a large-scale defensive military exercise next month, coinciding with what Tehran officials now say is a deadline for the West to respond to its counter-offer to a nuclear-fuel deal.
The report follows comments by Iran's foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki on Saturday, challenging Western nations to decide by the end of this month on counter-proposals Tehran has floated to an internationally brokered nuclear-fuel deal. In the counter-proposals, Iran has said it would agree to swap the bulk of its low-enriched uranium for higher enriched uranium, but in small batches and on Iranian soil
Originally posted by djvexd
Miltary doctorine states that an invading force should always attack on it's own timeline at the most serious detriment to the defender and the most advantageous to th attacking force. IF and when decide to go to war it won't be when Iran expects it. This is nothing more than Iranian sabre-rattling.
[edit on 3-1-2010 by djvexd]