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.