Head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali announced that Iran is staging five civil defense exercises this week (26 October-01 November).

“In the civil defense week, five specialized exercises will be staged to test the readiness of emergency electricity generators, cyber preparedness for infrastructures, biological defense, ports and coasts, and modern threats in metro stations,” Brigadier General Jalali said.

He further pointed out that some of the drills were also staged last year. “As regards the drills to test the preparedness of electricity generators, last year we suddenly cut the power of Natanz nuclear site, the telecommunication (center of the country) and Jamaran site to see the level of their preparedness,” he said.