Iran's navy kicks off annual drill near key Strait of Hormuz

Iran's navy kicks off annual drill near key Strait of Hormuz
Iran's navy kicks off annual drill near key Strait of Hormuz

Iran’s navy has kicked off its two-day annual drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, Fox news reported on Monday.

The strait is a key waterway through which a third of all oil traded by sea passes and it has been the scene of previous confrontations between the United States and Iran.

Monday's report said the air force and ground forces will also participate in the exercise in the Sea of Oman and parts of the Indian Ocean near the strait.

Iranian Navy Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said the drill shows off Iran's capabilities in securing its territorial waters and oil transit routes. 

Last Modified: 01 22 2018 11:07 PM

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