Iran 'Taunts' the West with Domestic Military Exercises

The Times - 6 February 2012
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Writing for The Times, Hugh Tomlinson suggests that Iran carrying out 'air and land exercises' as well as 'naval manouvres' in their own country 'is a threat to allied forces' in the West. The headline suggests that these actions 'taunt' the West. What then should we call the deployment of British war ships to the Gulf and to the Falklands?

Headline: Tehran taunts West with more wargames in Gulf


Amid heightened tension over Iran's nuclear programme, the move is certain to be seen as a threat to allied forces in the region and to the narrow shipping lane out of the Gulf that is vital for oil traffic.

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