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IRGC acting commander says wargames to be conducted as scheduled

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, January 21, IRNA -- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps navy will conduct warganes in the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz as scheduled, Acting Commander of IRGC Brigadier-General Hossein Salami said on Saturday.

IRGC Navy commander Brigadier General Ali Fadavi had already announced that its forces will conduct wargames in the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz in the Iranian month of Bahman January-February.

Speaking to IRNA, Salami said presence of US forces is the root cause of disability in the region.

US navy is present in the Persian Gulf and the Middle East for long time and Washington's decision to dispatch warships is not new, he said.

Shortly after that Iran declared that is ready to thwart all threats in the Strait of Hormuz, the US announced that it will send its second aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf region.

US has stationed parts of its forces in Bahrain, UAE, Qatarm, Kuwait as well as other Persian Gulf littoral states.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30776189

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