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Iran: IRGC to stage military drill soon

01-05-2012 07:58 BJT

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Iran's Defense Minister says the country's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps will hold military drill soon.

Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi was quoted as saying that "Iran is the most important power in the region, playing a significant role in protecting the security of the area."

Iran wrapped up its 10-day naval drill in the Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of Oman on Tuesday. Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari described it as " successful."

Iran's Navy commander Habibollah Sayyari (C) points while standing on a naval ship during
Velayat-90 war game on Sea of Oman near the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran January 1, 2012.

Speaking after the drill, Vahidi said the country has been successful in its pursuit of maintaining the security of the Strait of Hormuz, a key oil route.

In this picture released by Iranian Fars News Agency, on Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, Iranian navy
members celebrate after successfully launching a Ghader missile, unseen, at the shore of sea
of Oman during Iran's navy drill.

Iranian navy speed boats attend a drill in the sea of Oman, on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011.

Iran's Navy commander Habibollah Sayyari (2nd R) sits next to a revolutionary guard commander
(2nd L) during Velayat-90 war game on Sea of Oman near the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran
January 1, 2012.

A military personnel checks a new medium-range missile before its test fire during Velayat-90
war game on Sea of Oman near the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran January 1, 2012.


Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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