Tehran (IP) - Senior Spokesman for Iran's Armed Forces said the Persian Gulf has nothing to do with the US and they must leave the region as soon as possible.

Iran PressIran News: In an exclusive interview with Iran Press, Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi on US claim which announced that Iran has acted out of the rule by its recent military exercise in the Persian Gulf stated: "Iran occasionally holds military exercise in the region."

"The aim to hold such occasional military exercises are varied. Iran intends to increase its defense power," said Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi.

The high ranking official went on to say that the other aim is enhancing Iran’s deterrence power.

"Holding such military drills does not mean that Iran is a threat to regional countries," Senior Spokesman for Iran's Armed Forces said.

General Abolfazl Shekarchi was speaking to the Iran Press on the sideline of the inauguration ceremony of over 2,500 projects for deprived people, held on Friday with IRGC Deputy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi, Senior Spokesman for Iran's Armed Forces Brigadier, Mohamad-Reza Yazdi, Cheif commander of Tehran's Mohammad Rasoulalah Division and other relevant officials in attendance aiming at eradicating deprivation and poverty.  207

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