According to the Associated Press, Iran held an anti-ship ballistic missile exercise in the Indian Ocean on the 16th local time.
The report mentioned that while this move was taking place, tensions between the United States and Iran continued to rise.
The Associated Press quoted a report from Iran’s national television station that Iran fired anti-ship ballistic missiles at a simulated target in the Indian Ocean on the 16th, and the two missiles hit “hypothetical hostile ships” 1,800 kilometers away.
However, the report did not mention the type of missile used in the exercise.
The Associated Press stated that Iran also launched two surface-to-surface ballistic missiles and drones at the “imaginary enemy base” in the first phase of the exercise that began the day before (15th).
The footage broadcast by the Iranian National Television showed that four triangular drones flew in a dense formation and then hit the target and exploded.
According to reports, Iran has stepped up its military exercises recently, while at the same time, tensions between the United States and Iran continue to heat up. Earlier this month, Soleimani, the commander of the “Quds Brigade” under the Islamic Revolutionary Guard of Iran, was killed by the U.S. forces.
In the past year, Iran held a commemorative event and also made a strong call to the U.S. At the moment, the United States is still conducting frequent military activities in the Middle East.
In addition, the outlook for the Iranian nuclear agreement is also erratic. According to previous reports from Reuters, Iran has notified the International Atomic Energy Agency that in order to comply with the bill recently passed by the country’s parliament, the Iranian Atomic Energy Agency plans to increase the enriched uranium abundance at the Fordau facility to 20%.