Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced that his forces will stage 20 specialized military drills in the current Iranian year, which started on March 20.
Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Tuesday, Rear Admiral Sayyari talked about the Navy’s plans, saying that holding 20 specialized wargames is on their agenda.
He added that the military drills, which include electronic warfare, missile tests, intelligence operations, deployment of submarines, and relief and rescue operations, will start in a few weeks.
The commander further pointed to the US government’s opposition to Iran’s plans for wargames in the Persian Gulf, saying that although they are against an Iranian military presence in the Strait of Hormuz and the Persian Gulf, “We will continue our powerful presence in the two areas … and will stage our wargames.”
In relevant remarks, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei had earlier hammered the US for its schemes against Iran’s military presence in the Persian Gulf and made it clear that the Islamic Republic will continue to demonstrate its power in its home waters.