Thursday, March 30, 2006

IRIB: "Iran to launch massive naval wargame"

As long as it's a "message of peace and friendship":
Iran is to launch a massive joint naval wargame titled "The Exalted Prophet", beginning on March 31 with shooting of a Shahab II missile into the air with the message of "peace and friendship" for the regional countries, Persian Gulf, and sea of Oman littoral states.

Commander of the Islamic Republic Guard Corps Naval Force Admiral Morteza Saffari announced the news at a press conference here on Wednesday, adding, "the IRGC naval force, the IRI naval and army forces, volunteer forces and the IRI disciplinary forces will participate in the military maneuver.

The wargame would begin with the password "Muhammad, the emissary of Allah," according to the IRGC naval force commander and last till April 6 in the northern coasts of the Persian Gulf up to 40 kilometers to the south, to Iran's border port city of Chabahar in the region.

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