IRGC tests new weapons in Strait of Hormuz

Iranian naval commandoTEHRAN (FNA)- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps tested its modern weapons and the latest achievements during tactical drills staged in the IRGC’s first naval zone to exercise modern warfare.

The IRGC’s first naval zone is specifically tasked with maintaining security in the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

The fifth tactical drills held in the IRGC first naval zone were aimed at boosting preparedness and combat capabilities of the IRGC naval forces and their knowledge of the IRGC’s new achievements in modern warfare as well as increasing the forces’ speed of action with regard to natural and unnatural incidents, IRGC navy officials said.

The exercises were carried out in the presence of Iranian experts and specialists as well as the commander of the IRGC first naval zone Rear Admiral Torabi.

Speaking on the sidelines of the drills, Torabi said his forces’ capability and preparedness to defend the region is growing given the arrival of new units and equipments.

On November 4, the IRGC established a new Navy zone in a bid to boost defensive measures in waters surrounding Iran’s islands in the Persian Gulf.

The IRGC is in charge of safeguarding security in the Persian Gulf.

The IRGC’s fifth naval zone, namely Imam Mohammad Baqer (PBUH), was officially inaugurated in Iran’s Southern port city of Bandar Lengeh in Hormozgan province in a ceremony attended by IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari.

The fifth zone operations will cover an area from Qeshm island and Naze’aat Islands region to the western waters of the Kish island.

Iranian military commanders have always reiterated Tehran’s commitment to the security of the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, and cautioned that foreign military presence will only undermine the security of the strategic waterway.

Iranian officials have repeatedly warned the trans-regional states, specially the US, to pull their troops and warships out of the Persian Gulf.

Iranian officials have also frequently underlined the necessity for the establishment of security in the Persian Gulf through extensive and all-out cooperation among the regional states.

By Fars News


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