Iran launches military drills in Persian Gulf
A joint military exercise was launched between Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Army Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Persian Gulf.
Iran Press- Iran: Deputy Commander of the Army Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran for Publicity Affairs Colonel Yousef Safipour reiterated, “on the occasion of Sept. 22 and start of the eight years of Sacred Defense (Iraqi imposed war against Iran in 1980-1988), a joint military drill kicked off between IRGC and Army Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the azure waters of the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman.”
This war game is the second military exercise that is launched between IRGC and Army Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran jointly with the aim of evermore readiness for any possible attacks by enemies, he maintained, Mehr news Agency reported.
In addition to showcasing high military power of the Islamic Republic of Iran, this war game conveys the message of peace and friendship to the neighboring states, he said, adding, “if enemies wage military actions against Iran, they will definitely receive a crushing blow.”
The second air-borne exercise will be held by the Army Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran on Sept. 22 in order to showcase the sovereignty of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, protect the country from any possible attack and commemorate the eight years of Sacred Defense, he concluded.
In Jul. 24, the Iranian foreign ministry spokesman, Bahram Ghasemi, has warned the United States about the serious repercussions of blocking Iran's oil exports. Ghasemi warned that Iran will respond commensurately to such a move.
In Aug. 27, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said that IRGC Navy is preserving the security of the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz.
In Jul. 17, First vice president, Eshagh Jahangiri, has stressed that all countries need Iran's crude oil, arguing that stopping Iran's oil exports altogether is impossible , and that Tehran can always find new ways of selling crude.
In June, the US Department of State urged oil companies to stop exporting oil from Iran by November to avoid US sanctions, after President Donald Trump said in May that the United States would leave the nuclear agreement with Iran.
In an exclusive interview with Iran Press news agency, on the sidelines of a conference at Iran's National Defense University ,General Mohammad-Hassan Nami said: "The world should respect Iran and its' ability to secure the Persian Gulf".
In Apr. 30, Vice commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps , General Hossein Salami has said: "Iran maintains security in the Persian Gulf."