Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei stands next to a missile system in this handout picture from 2014. Photo: EPA

US outguns Iran, but faces painful realities in event of war

  • Iran’s military has more than 700,000 troops, not counting the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps that downed a US drone on Thursday
  • A review of Iran’s weapons shows that many are ‘obsolete’, but its missiles, air defences and use of proxy forces can ‘scarcely be ignored’
Topic |   Iran

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Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei stands next to a missile system in this handout picture from 2014. Photo: EPA
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