Iranian Army has staged massive maneuvers code-named Mohammad Rasoulallah to display the country’s military prowess

December 25, 2014 1:50 pm

The
Iranian Army has staged massive maneuvers code-named Mohammad
Rasoulallah (Mohammad, the Messenger of God) to display the country’s
military prowess.

The first stage of the six-day military drill began on Thursday. The
exercises will cover an area of 2.2 million square kilometers stretching
from the east of the Strait of Hormuz all the way to the 10th parallel
north in the north of the Indian Ocean.

During the first stage of the drill, which is the largest of its kind
in the region, different ground units, fighter jets and air defense
systems have been stationed in the southeastern part of the country.
Various surface and undersurface vessels have also been deployed in the
Sea of Oman.

The Second-in-Command of the Iranian Army Brigadier General
Abdolrahim Mousavi said that “boosting the defense capabilities” of the
country is one of the objectives of the maneuvers.

The Iranian commander said that the country’s army wants to convey a
message of peace and friendship to neighboring states through this
military drill.

The exercises will be carried out by the Army’s Ground, Naval and Air
Forces and with the support of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base.

On Tuesday, Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari
said that various types of warships, destroyers, submarines, missiles,
aircraft and helicopters would take part in the drill in a bid to
improve the naval forces’ power.

The Islamic Republic has frequently announced that its military might
poses no threat to other countries, stating that its defense doctrine
is based on deterrence.

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