Tehran, January 16 Mohammed Bagheri, Chief of General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, said on the 16th that during the military exercise held that day, Iran’s domestic ballistic missiles successfully hit the target ship in the North Indian Ocean 1,800 kilometers away.
According to the Islamic Republic of Iran News Agency, the Iranian military has held military exercises code-named “The Great Prophet 15” in Kerman Province from the 15th.
Bagheri said at the exercise site on the 16th that Iran does not intend to violate any country, but has the right to defend national interests and territorial integrity.
At the same time, the Iranian army has the ability to respond quickly to any possible “act of aggression”.
According to a report by Iranian News TV, Hussein Salami, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran, also said at the military exercise on the same day that one of the main goals of Iran’s defense policy and strategy is to destroy enemy aircraft carriers and other warships with long-range ballistic missiles.
Hajizad, the commander of the air force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, said on the 2nd of this month that Iran has decided to limit the range of missiles to 2,000 kilometers, but this limit is not permanent.
Since the 5th of this month, the Iranian military has held a series of military exercises for several consecutive days, including hundreds of self-developed drones in Semnam Province to conduct shooting training in Gulf waters as a simulated conflict zone, and about 700 ships of various in Gulf waters.
In addition, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran unveiled a newly built underground missile base on the north coast of the Strait of Hormuz on the 8th.
On the 13th and 14th, the Iranian navy also held military exercises code-named “Naval Force 99” in the waters of the Gulf of Oman east of the Strait of Hormuz.