Left Menu
Development News Edition

State media: Iran fires cruise missiles during naval drill

Iran fired cruise missiles Thursday as part of a naval drill in the Gulf of Oman, state media reported, amid heightened tensions with the US.State TV showed footage of missiles being launched from both land units and ships at sea but didnt elaborate on their range or other details.

PTI | Tehran | Updated: 14-01-2021 20:14 IST | Created: 14-01-2021 20:13 IST
State media: Iran fires cruise missiles during naval drill
Representative Image Image Credit: ANI

Iran fired cruise missiles Thursday as part of a naval drill in the Gulf of Oman, state media reported, amid heightened tensions with the US.

State TV showed footage of missiles being launched from both land units and ships at sea but didn't elaborate on their range or other details. In July, Iran said it test-fired cruise missiles with a range of some 280 kilometers (some 275 miles). "Enemies should know that any violation and invasion of Iranian marine borders will be targeted by the cruise missiles from both coast and sea," said Adm. Hamzeh Ali Kaviani, spokesman for the exercise. The two-day drill began Wednesday when the country's navy inaugurated its largest military vessel. The exercise takes place amid heightened tensions over Iran's nuclear program and a US pressure campaign against the Islamic Republic.

In recent weeks, Iran has increased its military drills. On Saturday, the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard held a naval parade in the Persian Gulf and a week earlier Iran held a massive drone maneuver across half the country. President Donald Trump in 2018 unilaterally withdrew the US from Irans nuclear deal, in which Tehran had agreed to limit its uranium enrichment in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. Trump cited Irans ballistic missile program among other issues in withdrawing.

Following the US's re-imposition of sanctions on Iran, Tehran gradually and publicly abandoned the deals limits on its nuclear development as a series of escalating incidents pushed the two countries to the brink of war at the beginning of the year.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

China: A savior for emerging markets or a poison pill?

... ...

Future of Urban Planning: Artificial Intelligence guiding the way

Advances in emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning can help us understand our cities better and derive useful insights from real-time data collected through automated models....

Videos

Latest News

Reuters Health News Summary

Following is a summary of current health news briefs. UK hospitals like war zones as COVID-19 death toll approaches 100,000Some British hospitals look like war zones with doctors struggling to cope with an influx of patients infected with C...

Reuters Science News Summary

Following is a summary of current science news briefs. Chinese scientists develop gene therapy which could delay ageingScientists in Beijing have developed a new gene therapy which can reverse some of the effects of ageing in mice and exten...

China silent on why its top leaders are yet to take COVID-19 vaccine

China on Wednesday boasted that several world leaders have taken its COVID-19 vaccines, but remained silent on why the top Chinese leaders are yet to take the jab.Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying in her daily media briefin...

Reuters People News Summary

Following is a summary of current people news briefs. UKs Meghan seeks lawsuit win without trial after triple-barrelled assault on her privacyA tabloids publication of a deeply personal letter written by Meghan, Britains Duchess of Sussex, ...

Give Feedback