Video-IRGC: Persian Gulf drills for regional security

A ten-day drill in the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Aden by Iran’s navy.

The drill seeks to stretch Iran’s naval presence through international waters, control and protect Iranian and foreign ships, counter piracy and terrorism, and improve the country’s defense tactics. That according to the commanders of Iran’s Basij and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps.

Commander Jafari was addressing an inauguration ceremony to appoint Brigadier General Mohsen Kazemeini as the new commander of IRGC Division in Tehran.

Also speaking to Press TV, Iran’s Basij Force Commander said the naval drill is the first of its kind, because it covers 2000 kilometers. He also said the war games pose no threat to Iran’s Persian Gulf neighbors.

Some 40 percent of the world’s oil supply passes through the strait of Hormuz. The commander of Basij Force dismissed Western claims that Iran plans to close the Strait of Hormuz during the military exercises.

Iran launched the massive naval exercise on Saturday. The Navy is expected to employ new classes of submarines, drones, ground-to-sea missiles and torpedoes during the ten-day maneuvers.

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