Sunday, February 26, 2017

Iran Launches Naval Drills Off The Strait Of Hormuz And The Indian Ocean

Reuters: Iran holds naval war games amid rising tensions with U.S.

Iran launched naval drills at the mouth of the Gulf and the Indian Ocean on Sunday, a naval commander said, as tensions with the United States escalated after U.S President Donald Trump put Tehran "on notice".

Since taking office last month, Trump has pledged to get tough with Iran, warning the Islamic Republic after its ballistic missile test on Jan. 29 that it was playing with fire and all U.S. options were on the table.

Iran's annual exercises will be held in the Strait of Hormuz, the Gulf of Oman, the Bab el-Mandab and northern parts of the Indian Ocean, to train in the fight against terrorism and piracy, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said, according to state media.

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Iran launches major naval exercise in northern Indian Ocean -- Press TV
Iran naval forces conduct massive drills near Oman Sea -- Trend News Agency
Iranian Navy Begins Active Phase of Major Drills in Indian Ocean -- Sputnik
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