Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari, Commander of the Iranian Army`s Ground Forces, said Wednesday that the military exercises were held upon the order of Army Commander, Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi. The drills were aimed at evaluating the force`s combat readiness in the northwestern parts of the country, General Heidari said. „The Army commander-in-chief`s orders were immediately relayed to all units which were promptly deployed to the region with full military equipment,“ the general noted.