Iran's navy to start eight day-war games in Gulf, Sea of Oman

Iran's navy will on Wednesday start eight days of war games in the Gulf and the Sea of Oman, state television said.

Iran's navy to start eight day-war games in Gulf, Sea of Oman

Iran's navy will on Wednesday start eight days of war games in the Gulf and the Sea of Oman, state television said, less than two weeks after the Islamic Republic's Revolutionary Guards held manoeuvres in the Gulf.

Habibollah Sayari, commander of the navy, said the exercises would display its defence capability, Al Alam television, Iran's Arabic-language satellite television, reported on Tuesday.

In exercises held in the Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz between April 22 and 25, official media said the Guards tested missiles and a new speedboat capable of destroying enemy ships.

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman on Tuesday called on Western countries with nuclear bombs to take practical steps in order to "disarm and create a global community free of nuclear weapons."

Ramin Mehmanparast was speaking after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, calling nuclear weapons "disgusting and shameful," urged the United Nations on Monday to punish countries like the United States that threaten to use them.

The delegations of the United States, Britain, France, Germany and others walked out of the U.N. chamber during Ahmadinejad's speech at the start of a month-long review conference of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in New York.

By just running away from the scene no problem will be solved regarding the threats menacing the world," Mehmanparast told reporters in Tehran, in comments carried by English-language Press TV.


Agencies

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