The Iranian Navy announced today that it will conduct maneuvers in an area of about 1 million square kilometers (400,000 square miles), from the Strait of Hormuz, the entrance to the Persian Gulf, to the northern part of Indian Ocean. The maneuvers will begin on Friday.
Iranian Navy commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari told reporters in Tehran that his forces will fire missiles and deploy vessels and submarines during the six-day war games. (IRNA, 25 December)
File photo: Iranian naval ships taking part in war games in the Sea of Oman near the Strait of Hormuz in January 2012. (Photo: Jamejamonline /Reuters/CSM - Ebrahim Norouzi)