Iran started mass exercises of its armed forces in the Persian Gulf region yesterday. Manoeuvers began despite numerous sanctions against Tehran proposed by US authorities, Georgia Online reports.
The training will last three days. It will include marine, air and ground subdivisions. The objective is security in the Persian Gulf region.
Central Media, citing the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), report over 300 “Yamakhdi” warships involved in the training. These ships have specific characteristics, they are especially fast, invisible to radar and have pinpoint accuracy.
Iran produces these ships in large quantities. They have a range of arms equipment, including missiles and are capable of landing troops from the IRGC.
In the course of the exercises, Iran plans to launch several types of missiles to demonstrate the state of Iran’s defence complex and it’s capability to fight off attacks, “Al-Jazif” reports.
On the other hand, the USA continues to make maximum efforts to convince the world community to bring sanctions to bear against Tehran, in light of its nuclear program. US Vice-President Joe Biden declared that sanctions will be approved by the UN within a few weeks. In a television interview he expressed confidence that approval would take place at the end of April or early May.