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Iran begins new military manoeuvres in Persian Gulf

Iran`s military has kicked off new war games in the strategic Persian Gulf waters, the country`s second military show in less than a month.



Tehran: Iran`s military has kicked off new war
games in the strategic Persian Gulf waters, the country`s
second military show in less than a month.

State TV says the exercise, which started today in the
Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of Oman, will last eight days and
cover about 250,000 square kilometres of Iranian territorial
waters.

The exercises reflect Iran`s desire to flex its military
muscle at a time of a deepening standoff with the West over
Tehran`s controversial nuclear program. The West suspects it`s
aimed at building a nuclear weapon, a charge Iran denies.

Iran`s Revolutionary Guard held five-day manoeuvres in
late April in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, the
waterway for around 40 per cent of the world`s oil and gas
supplies.

PTI

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