Iranian Armed Forces kick off annual military exercises

In a show of strength, Iran’s Armed Forces are staging three-day military drills in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman.

The first day of the exercises, code-named Zolfaghar 99, provided a multi-threat training environment where the forces took part in collective training in preparation for deployment as a joint task force.

Speaking to Press TV, Iranian commanders said the strategic region has been a focal point of geopolitical tensions in recent years and that the annual drills are intended to reinforce collective security for the region.


By: PressTV (22743.60)

Tags: Middle east, Iran, forces, military, exercise

Location: Iran