Iran held large-scale military exercises in the Gulf on Friday, state media reported. The exercise, which included naval, air and ground forces, was held in the Strait of Hormuz, a vital waterway through which 25% of the world’s oil and about one-third of the world’s liquefied natural gas pass.
Admiral Habibollah Sayyari told the state-run IRNA news agency that the exercise, codenamed Zolfaghar-1401, also involved submarines and drones, and focused on “executing intelligence-gathering operations and reconnaissance against attacking forces.” rice field.
The Iranian military conducts regular exercises in the strait between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, aimed at deterring U.S. and Western naval forces from being stationed there.Oil deliveries and sanctions A tense confrontation has erupted in the past between Western military forces and shipping companies and Iranian ships over the
Sayari told state television that foreign powers had to leave the region “so that countries in the region can establish stability and peace in their neighbourhood.”
Television reports also said the exercises were intended to deter “any possible aggression.”
Iran’s relations with the West have been strained since the death of a Kurdish woman in police custody in mid-September sparked nationwide protests against Tehran’s government, especially over women’s rights. It’s getting colder. Western countries and international organizations have condemned Iran’s violent crackdown on the protests. The crackdown has left hundreds of protesters dead in clashes with security forces and several arrested and sentenced to death.
es/sms (AP, Reuters)