NewsSpecial WireIran Revolutionary Guards launch military manoeuvres in Gulf

Iran Revolutionary Guards launch military manoeuvres in Gulf

-

ImageIran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jul. 07 – Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps launched large-scale war-games on Monday.

Iran Focus

ImageTehran, Iran, Jul. 07 – Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps launched large-scale war-games on Monday.

The Iranian military manoeuvres took place on the same day the United States announced it too would be holding naval exercises in the Persian Gulf.

Iranian state media said that the military manoeuvres by the IRGC's Navy and Air Force missiles unit are aimed at improving the force's military abilities.

Separately, Brigadier General Mahmoud Chaharbaghi, commander of the IRGC Ground Forces artillery and missiles unit, announced on Monday that 50 of his unit’s brigades were being armed with smart weapons and cluster bombs. 

“In case of aggression by the enemy, we will give them a strong response in every quarter of the country, from the borders to the heartland”, General Chaharbaghi said. His remarks were carried by the news agency Fars, which is run by the Office of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

The IRGC was founded in the early days of the Islamic revolution in 1979 as an armed force loyal to Iran’s clerical rulers. Its commanders directly report to Supreme Leader Khamenei and their mission is to "protect and propagate the Islamic revolution".

Since Mahmoud Ahmadinejad became President in August 2005, hundreds of senior officers of the IRGC have been appointed to government ministries and state institutions to “prop up” the country’s civil administration as the Islamic Republic continues to defy the international community over its suspected nuclear weapons program.

Latest news

Iran Is on the Brink of a Revolution

The wall of fear has been broken. In many cities across Iran, women are taking to the streets, leading...

Iran’s Regime Claims To Fill Global Energy Gap Despite Crippled Petroleum Sector

In recent weeks, the Iranian regime’s officials have been constantly exaggerating their huge capacity in oil and gas reserves...

What Is Happening in Iran?

Following the brutal killing of Masha Amini, the Iranian people have once again united to fight and defeat the...

Iran Regime’s Ministry of Culture’s Decision To Eliminate Children’s Intellectual Centers

With the so-called ‘Cultural Revolution’ which took place between 1980 and 1983, the Iranian regime tried to purge the...

Water Shortage Crisis and the Destruction of Iran’s Water Resources

Iran is currently suffering from a number of dangerous natural disasters. One of the most worrying is the drying...

Economic Freedom Under the Rule of the Mullahs in Iran

The Fraser institute published its annual report of the index of economic freedom on September 8, which measured the...

Must read

Israel says Iran seeks to make Lebanon “outpost for terror”

Reuters: Iran is providing Hezbollah militants with financing, ...

Massacre of 52 Iranians at exile camp in Iraq draws international attention

Fox News: While controversy raged about chemical weapons in...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you