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Jalili: Great Prophet V maneuver show of Iran's stregnth

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, April 23, IRNA -- Secretary of Supreme National Security Council of Iran Saeed Jalili said here Friday that the “Great Prophet V” war game in Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz is show of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s and Iranians’ strength in the face of any insecurity and disorder in the Persian Gulf.

Speaking on the sidelines of the wargame, Jalili said the exercise showcases Iran’s capacity to guarantee regional security and confront any factor of insecurity.

He said the wargame’s message to the neighboring countries is security, peace and friendship.

Iran has launched “Great Prophet V” war game in Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz since Thursday that will end on Saturday.

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRCG) Deputy Commander Hossein Salami said couple of day ago, “The maneuver aims at stressing Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz’s security as a main way for global energy and economy.”

He said, “One part of IRGC naval, ground and aerospace capabilities will be shown in the war game.”

“We want to make known Islamic Republic of Iran’s constructive, positive, effective and decisive role in providing security of Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz through the maneuver.”

He added, “Our message for Persian Gulf neighboring states is peace, friendship, security and mutual trust.”

“We are willing to hold such war games jointly with military units of Persian Gulf states.”

He added, “some cross-regional and European states and Zionist regime may take advantage of the war game and launch psychological operations in line with Iranophobia project, but they should know that our relations with Muslim neighboring states are deep and cannot be broken off.”

“The military drill wants to demonstrate Iran’s might for defending its territorial integrity, Persian Gulf and Oman Sea,” he said adding, “whenever the enemy threatens our nation with a threatening and harsh language, we will show in practice that we are firmly resolve to make them feel regretful.”

He also said missile and surveillance systems will be used in the military drill.

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End News / IRNA / News Code 1073025



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