Iran Begins Naval Exercises In Strait Of Hormuz
Friday, December 28, 2012
Iranian naval commander Habibollah Sayyari said on Iran's state-run television, according to Reuters, that the the six-day long naval drills are meant to:
[S]how "the armed forces' military capabilities" in defending Iran's borders as well as sending a message of peace and friendship to neighboring countries.
Iran's navy will use fighter jets, hovercrafts, warships, and submarines in the exercises, which will encompass roughly one million square kilometers in the Strait of Hormuz - as well as the Gulf of Oman and the Indian Ocean.
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