Iranian air and naval forces are set to conduct new military exercises in “a vast area covering millions of square meters” including the Strait of Hormuz, the Gulf of Oman and the Indian Ocean, The Jerusalem Post reported on Wednesday.
According to the media outlet, the Iranian military plans to deploy warships, submarines, along with unmanned aerial vehicle technology to the area.
The military exercise will be an opportunity for Tehran to show its “authority” and its “ability to act promptly” along its coasts, explained Iranian admiral Amir-Habibollah Sayari.
This development comes against a backdrop of heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington after Iran had built and moved a mock American aircraft carrier in the Strait of Hormuz in July, in view of possible military exercises.
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