Iran warns of ‘heavy price’ after report of US-Israeli military drill plans

A senior Iranian military official on Saturday warned of a “heavy price” for aggressors, Iranian state media said, after a report on US and Israeli plans to hold possible military exercises in preparation for strikes against Iran’s nuclear sites if diplomacy fails.

“Providing conditions for military leaders to test Iranian missiles with real targets will cost the aggressors dearly,” Nournews, which is affiliated with Iran’s top security apparatus, said on Twitter, citing an unnamed military official.

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A senior US official told Reuters on Thursday that the US and Israeli defense ministers are expected to discuss possible military exercises that would create a worst-case scenario for the destruction of Iran’s nuclear facilities if diplomacy fails and if the leaders of the two countries request it.

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