Iran’s coverage: Iran begins massive military drills near strait of Hormuz

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Iran’s army begins massive drill

Iran’s state TV is reporting the country’s army has begun a massive military drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Persian Gulf.


Romanian MP: Expansion of ties with Iran of great importance

Romania’s representative at the European Parliament in a meeting with Iranian ambassador to her country Hamid Moayyer referred to Iran’s progress in various fields, considering expansion of ties with Iran of great importance for Bucharest.


Iran’s P3F anti-submarine planes searching for targets in army drills

Iran’s P3F anti-submarine and maritime surveillance planes are flying over the country’s Southern waters to discover sub-surface vessels on the first day of the massive drills underway by the Iranian army in the Strait of Hormuz and Northern Indian Ocean, a senior commander announced on Thursday.

Iran, UAE to facilitate visa issuance

Iran and the UAE are planning to ease visa requirements for each other’s nationals.

Foreign spy aircraft given warning during Iranian Army’s drills

Iran’s Air Defense Commander said several foreign spy aircraft were detected and given warning on Thursday.


Larijani: US treatment of terrorism distrustful

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said here on Thursday that the way the US is treating the issue of terrorism is distrustful.

Iranian-made Mohajer drones fly in army drills

Two versions of Mohajer (Migrant), one of Iran’s homegrown Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), were flown on the first day of the Army’s large-scale military drills.


Iran pilot tests solar-powered desalination unit

Iran pilot tested a solar-powered desalination unit in the Southern province of Hormozgan following successful implementation of initial laboratory tests and research studies.


Iran to fire precision-strike ‘Toufan’ missiles in military drills

Iranian Ground Force Commander Lieutenant General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan announced on Thursday that the country’s home-made high-precision missile, ‘Toufan (Hurricane)’, will be fired by the Army forces during the military drills underway in Southern Iran.


Larijani: Moderate terrorism a lie, political fraud

 Terrorism is terrorism, there is no such thing as moderate terrorism, and assisting terrorists in Syria equals assisting them in Iraq, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said in a meeting here Wednesday night with Iraqi foreign minister.


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