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DUBAI: On the final full day of US President Donald Trump’s administration (Tuesday), Iranian military commandos and paratroopers began workout routines close to the mouth of the Gulf.

Iran’s state tv confirmed paratroopers touchdown behind mock enemy traces close to the port of Jask on the Gulf of Oman and making ready assaults with missile launchers.

“The recent war games show to enemies the Iranian nation’s will to defend its independence and territorial integrity,” Revolutionary Guards commander Normal Hossein Salami advised state TV. “Our fingers are on the trigger on behalf of the nation.”

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Final week, the Revolutionary Guards fired long-range ballistic missiles at mock enemy warships within the Indian Ocean and examined domestically manufactured drones in Iran’s central desert area.

Final Wednesday, Iran examined short-range naval missiles within the Gulf, and workout routines earlier this month featured a big selection of domestically produced drones.

Iran has one of many largest missile programmes within the Center East, relating to them as a deterrent and retaliatory pressure in opposition to the US and different adversaries within the occasion of conflict.

Periodic confrontations have taken place between Iran’s navy and US forces within the Gulf since 2018, when Trump deserted Iran’s 2015 nuclear take care of world powers and reinstated harsh sanctions in opposition to Tehran.

US President-elect Joe Biden has mentioned the US will rejoin the nuclear deal if Iran resumes strict compliance.

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