Iran stages snap civil defense drill against air, missile, radiation attacks on Tehran

Iran on Thursday, June 20, launched a snap civil defense exercise that simulated air and missile strikes on Tehran, as well as a possible nuclear attack. It started without prior notice shortly after the Iranians and Americans reported that a surface-to-air missile had shot down a US Navy MQ-4C Triton.

Local Iranian sources reported that the exercise was staged to test the readiness of Iran’s civil defense systems for what was described as “possible mass bombing” and “radiation exposure events” that would call for the evacuation of civilians and steps for controlling outbreaks of mass panic. The Iranian media did not specify in which parts of Tehran the exercise was staged or its duration.

DEBKAfile’s military sources maintain that it was timed for a peak moment in the rising US-Iranian military tension to instill a sense of national emergency in the street for the purpose of rallying the people around the regime. In this climate, dissidents will dare less than ever to raise their voices, least of all to criticize the path of confrontation with America led by supreme ruler Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. According to our sources, the civil defense exercise called without warning points to the Iranian leadership’s adamant resolve not just to continue to challenge the US, but to head for further escalation.
Russian President Vladimir Putin added his voice to the war climate building up by warning the United States that military action against Iran would be a “catastrophe for the region at a minimum.” During a televised call-in show on Thursday, Putin added that it would “trigger an escalation of hostilities with unpredictable results.

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34 thoughts on “Iran stages snap civil defense drill against air, missile, radiation attacks on Tehran

  • Jun 20, 2019 @ 17:20 at 17:20

    The Mullahs are preparing to go down with many souls from both sides of the equation.

    • Jun 20, 2019 @ 22:15 at 22:15

      Iran Civil Defense in Reality is Not Defense against America or Israel and knows it. The Best Defense for Persian Civilians is Rise and Remove the Iranian Shiia Regime? This is a Bluffing Sign of Weakness by the Shiia!

    • Jun 20, 2019 @ 23:56 at 23:56

      Yeah they hit America and she couldn’t do anything. Humiliation and laughing stock of the world.

      • Jun 21, 2019 @ 2:16 at 2:16

        Yep, American Oil Is Rising and Iran sells by Anonymous Black Market Discounts! America is just fine with it!

      • Jun 21, 2019 @ 6:16 at 6:16

        LOL, what one little unmanned drone, so you are saying that you defeated the Air Force fo the USA, LOL, dream on little boy!!!

  • Jun 20, 2019 @ 17:50 at 17:50

    Let’s see if anything happens in the coming hours/days.Trump: Iran made a big mistake, so what will be the response , if any??

    • Jun 20, 2019 @ 23:33 at 23:33

      israil terörist bir savaş devletidir israil ortadoğu ülkelerinin güvenliğini tehdit ediyor çünkü israilin 500 adet nükleer silahı var ortadoğu ülkelerinin tamamını tehdit ediyor israil bütün ortadoğu ülkelerini ve dünya ülkelerini tehdit ve tedirgin ediyor çünkü israil sürekli savaş çıkarmaya çalışan bir devlettir

    • Jun 20, 2019 @ 23:43 at 23:43

      America 1st Strike will be Missile Bases, Launchers, Navy and Air Forces, 2nd Strike MOAB will remove Iran’s Underground Nuclear Facilities, 3rd Strike ends 90% Iran’s Export of Oil & Gas Kharg Island. 4th, the Gulf States will support the Young Educated to Rise against Autocratic and Medieval Mullahs Regime.

      • Jun 21, 2019 @ 0:01 at 0:01

        Are dreaming. Iran struck America in the rear and she couldn’t do a thing , keep on keeping on and Yapping.Trump is scared saying it was a mistake. They should try and do it again to realize the result for the second time.

        • Jun 21, 2019 @ 4:27 at 4:27

          Look @ the message of the mullahs to Iranians.
          They say “after a clean record in 2016, in only 2 years we managed to call back sanctions at a level never seen before, but hey, we will wash your tires in case of the atomic incidents we expect to happen to you!”
          HA HA HA, HO HO HO, HE HE HE!
          And, for the cherry on the cake, Khamenei gives a fatwa of no exit (negotiation) out of here.
          I feel pity for the poor people of Iran, tribes in Papua have chiefs managing much better.

          • Jun 21, 2019 @ 4:55 at 4:55

            No, no, and no, I take the full credit if somehow something good comes out from here, but if bad happens “it was the will of Allah” and that’s it, not allowed to complain!

  • Jun 20, 2019 @ 17:51 at 17:51

    Best way out for Iran – keep ayatollahs for mosques use only, state affairs and religion do not mix well.

    • Jun 20, 2019 @ 23:35 at 23:35

      netanyahu bir siyonistt yahudi olduğu için sürekli savaş çıkarmaya çalışıyor allah israilin aradığı belayı hakettiği şekilde versin inşallah amin

  • Jun 20, 2019 @ 19:21 at 19:21



  • Jun 20, 2019 @ 19:58 at 19:58

    Each side is trying to force the other to overplay its hand.

    • Jun 20, 2019 @ 20:08 at 20:08

      Are you stupid,Iran has just overplayed its hand now watch Iran be turned into a pile of rubble over the next month

  • Jun 20, 2019 @ 20:14 at 20:14

    I remember some years back when Persia test-fired some missiles and, to create the impression that they were strong instead of weak, they photo-shopped several other launching missiles into the photograph they released.
    Apparently Khamenei thinks he can lie and the entire world will believe him because now he’s done it again. Persia released an old pic of a drone being shot down over Yemen and lied, saying it was America’s drone over their territory.
    Persians are liars, one and all.

    • Jun 20, 2019 @ 23:37 at 23:37

      israil abdyi zorla savaşa sürüklüyor halbuki bu israilin haritadan silinmesine sebeb olur siyonist rejim tek nükleer güç olarak bölge güvenliğini tehdit ediyor siyonist rejim bölgenin tek sorunudur

  • Jun 20, 2019 @ 20:32 at 20:32

    US, Gulf countries or Israel are not capable of doing anything to Iran, so far we have not seen anything except bombing Iran’s proxies in Syria by Israel’s Jet-Fighters. Also Iranians are capable to arm Houthi’s w/ advanced missiles against the Suuds. With all the resources Suuds are not able to harm Iranians at all. Looks like Persian Empire will dominate the ME in coming future.

  • Jun 20, 2019 @ 20:52 at 20:52

    This is not a provocation, it is an act of war.

    • Jun 20, 2019 @ 23:40 at 23:40

      siyonist rejim ortadoğuda tek nükleer güç olarak ortadoğunun güvenliğini tehdit ediyor siyonist rejim ortadoğuda belasını arıyor siyonist yahudiler çıkardığınız savaşlarda boğulun inşallah amin

  • Jun 20, 2019 @ 21:00 at 21:00

    Are the ayatollahs skirts turning smelly brown yet ?!

    • Jun 20, 2019 @ 23:41 at 23:41

      siyonist rejim dünya savaşı çıkarmaya çalışıyor

  • Jun 20, 2019 @ 21:02 at 21:02

    At least they are preparing for the inevitable. But, its their own fault. Hope the internet stays working so i can see updates.

  • Jun 20, 2019 @ 21:15 at 21:15

    Hey, Iran! Why not a one day exercise of true democracy? Forget the ayatollahs for a quick 24 hours.

    • Jun 20, 2019 @ 21:22 at 21:22

      STUXNET destroyed centrifuges. What else is up the US’s sleeves?

      Plus there is a network of Persians who hate the regime and are ready to sabotage the regime.

      Fascist Iran is Kaput.

  • Jun 20, 2019 @ 21:21 at 21:21

    As long as we keep the sanctions up Iran is loosing barrels of money. Eventually their own people will rise up in support of a regime change. Why spend money bombing when sanctions hurt them worse.

    • Jun 20, 2019 @ 22:26 at 22:26

      China Economy is dependent upon Iranian Oil 22% Imports, America Exports its Oil, Iran has No Friends but many Foes!

  • Jun 20, 2019 @ 21:25 at 21:25


  • Jun 20, 2019 @ 22:20 at 22:20

    This regime will never change, it must go and the sooner the better.

  • Jun 20, 2019 @ 22:23 at 22:23

    Putin’s Russia’s Economy GDP is 1/10 Size of America was $1.3 Trillion. America’s Military is 3.3% and Russia’s is just 5% GDP. America Rules With Gold and Russia Is Much Smaller Potatoes!

    • Jun 20, 2019 @ 23:54 at 23:54

      it’s a long way to Tiperrary

      • Jun 21, 2019 @ 4:07 at 4:07

        The IRG Is Old and Dying and Khamenei is ready to go as well as being Very Unpopular inside Iran. This is a good time as Changes of Command Successors after being blamed can now take over in a Coup and remove the Iranian Shiia Regime. Bring Iran into the Community of Nations.

        • Jun 21, 2019 @ 6:34 at 6:34

          Still stuck on Gilligan’s Island…

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