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IRGC military drill reaches all pre-planned goals: defense minister

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Bandar Abbas, Hormuzgan Prov, April 26, IRNA -- Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said Sunday evening that the recent IRGC military exercise reached all its pre-determined goals.

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps successfully conducted the military exercises dubbed the “Holy Prophet 5” in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz.

The military maneuver coincided with the 31st anniversary of the IRGC establishment.

Referring to the firing of several shore-to-shore and sea-to-sea missiles during the war games, Vahidi said Iran-made Nasr (victory), Saeqeh (lightning) and Noor (light) missiles were tested.

He told reporters that the missiles are all made by the Iranian experts and have different ranges.

“We also tested laser smart weapons. They hit their targets with 100 percent accuracy,” he added.

The minister reiterated that the military drill carried the message of peace and friendship to all regional states, adding that it is a messenger of lasting security in the whole region.

However, he added that the maneuver was also a serious warning to foreign countries that, through their interferences, create tension in the region.

The IRGC military drill also had another message, saying all ships can pass through the Persian Gulf in full security and that there is no concern for any marine activities, he said.

The exercises proved Iran’s high defensive potentials, he said, adding that the IRGC forces indicated that they could safeguard the security of the entire region.

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End News / IRNA / News Code 1078297



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