Iran’s IRGC to hold war games in Strait of Hormoz

January 6, 2010 - 0:0

TEHRAN – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps will hold a war game in the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf in February, IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Morteza Safari announced on Tuesday.

“The IRGC Navy’s great sea maneuver will be held in the Strait of Hormuz in the first half of Bahman,” Safari told a group of navy commanders at a morning parade in Tehran.
The Iranian month of Bahman runs from January 21 to February 19.
The volatile situation in the Middle Eastern region has made Iran’s military preparedness more imperative than ever, Safari explained.
Commenting on Iran’s defense policy in the Persian Gulf, he said the purpose behind the maneuver is to “become more prepared and to promote military and defense capabilities” through reliance on the valuable experiences gained during the previous maneuvers in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz.
The IRGC is tasked with maintaining the security of the Persian Gulf.
New tactics and new weapons will be tested during the maneuver, the IRGC Navy commander explained.
Although the maneuver will display Iran’s military capabilities and preparedness to respond to any adventurist move, Iran still insists on its position that regional countries are able to guarantee the security of the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz without the presence of foreign forces, Safari stated.