Iranian army carried out tests of new missiles and torpedoes

Large-scale naval exercises began in Iran. Tehran wants during maneuvers to test new weapons, among which the torpedo and missile launchers. The maneuvers will be held for 9 days. They will participate submarines and destroyers, reports TV "Our homeland 24".

Exercises are held in the principal area — the Strait of Hormuz connecting the Persian Gulf with the Gulf of Oman, and the Arabian Sea. Given strait very often referred to as a bottleneck — its width is a little more than 50 km. Through this strait transported about 40% of world exports of petroleum products.

Iranian ships during exercises may come closer to the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet, whose area of responsibility is the Indian Ocean. Management of the Islamic Republic has stated many times that when anger outside this water area will be blocked. In general, in Tehran recently identified: these exercises will not interfere with the movement of ships. Maneuvers — check only defense.

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