The Iranian Armed Forces will carry out military exercises in southern regions, east of the Strait of Hormuz, starting Thursday night, the Iranian news agency IRNA reported.
Army Deputy Commander for Coordination Affairs, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, said the drills will take place near the port of the coastal city of Jask and extend to the northern Indian Ocean.
According to the senior military official, “land, air and naval forces […] will participate in the joint maneuver to demonstrate self-confidence, power and security”, in addition to improving their skills to “carry out operations in special environments”. .
At the same time, the training will be supported by “strategic bombers of the Air Force” and will use drones that will carry out “information gathering operations against the attacking forces, as well as reconnaissance.”
The commander stressed that the exercises “aim to remind […] that peace will be preserved in the region only through regional capabilities and unity,” adding that “the departure of countries that are not from the region , including the US and the UK, will ensure stability.”