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Iran launched a large-scale 10-day naval exercise on Saturday in an area stretching from the east of the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Aden, Press TV reported.

Iran launched a large-scale 10-day naval exercise on Saturday in an area stretching from the east of the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Aden, Press TV reported.

The exercise, codenamed Velayat 90, will feature advanced weapon systems and technology, including Tareq and Ghadir submarines, ground-to-sea missile systems and torpedoes.

Navy chief Rear Adm. Habibollah Sayyari denied reports that the Strait of Hormuz would be closed during the drills.

Iran’s Navy has the capability to do that but the decision to close the Strait of Hormuz may only be made by the leaders of the Islamic Republic, Sayyari said.

 

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